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Joanne Lukomnik ’68

Joanne E. Lukomnik ’68, April 20, 1998, in New York City, of complications from multiple myeloma. She was known as a lifelong advocate of community health services and social justice. After attending Reed, she graduated from New York University in 1969 with a degree in fine arts. She took premedical coursework at Columbia University and received an MD in 1975 from the State University Health Science Center in Stony Brook, New York. She also held a master’s degree from Columbia and studied sociology at the University of Edinburgh and social medicine at the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. Over the years, she held teaching, medical, and administrative positions at Columbia University’s School of Public Health, the U.S. Public Health Service, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Jersey City Family Health Center. She was on many committees and boards of the American Public Health Association and was elected chairwoman in 1995. She also served on the National Council on Primary Care. She is survived by her husband, two children, her mother, and two brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1998

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