Biography

Stephen Jay, M.D. is a professor of Medicine and Public Health and past founding chair of the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health where he is engaged in teaching, research, service in the community, and patient care. He is the author of scientific, educational, health policy, and history of medicine articles, and he has authored medical books. His areas of interest include the history of public health, specifically health and environmental policy, bioethics, tuberculosis and tobacco control. Jay directed the program to establish the first HRSA federally funded AHEC (Area Health Education Center) in Indiana and serves on the board. He is a member of the Governor’s Executive Board of the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency. Jay has served on many national committees relating to health professions’ education and public health. He chaired ACCME, the national organization that accredits continuing medical education in America and he was president of the national organization: Association for Hospital Education (AHME).

Dr. Jay attended Wabash College, graduated from IUSM (1966), and completed his graduate medical education in medicine and pulmonary medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He has been on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine since 1976 and he has served as dean for continuing medical education (1994-99) and chair of the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health 1999-2006.

Jay has received a number of honors. He was an Alpha Omega Alpha honor graduate of IUSM and received awards for excellence in teaching from the University Of Kentucky School of Medicine, and Indiana University School of Medicine (1998 and 2003). He is recipient of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Award for Tuberculosis Control (1989), the American Lung Association of Indiana Auerbach Award for “meritorious contributions to the prevention and control of lung disease in Indiana,” (1991) and the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award (1992) in the field of preventive medicine and public health. The ISDH recognized Jay (Jan 5, 2000) for contributions to excellence in public health in Indiana. He received the 9th Annual Indiana Historical Society Jacob Piatt Dunn, Jr. award for the best article in Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History for his article, Leroy E. Burney: A Hoosier Pioneer in Public Health, November 6, 2004. Jay received the 2004 Willard M. Duff, PhD Award for exemplary service to the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) 17 Nov. 2004, ACCME: Chicago.