Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Hon. Clarence Lam

Hon. Clarence Lam

MD, MPH, State Senator, Maryland


Dr. Clarence Lam is a state senator representing District 12 (Howard and Anne Arundel Counties) in the Maryland General Assembly, where he serves on the Senate Finance Committee and the Executive Nominations Committee. He chairs the Howard County Delegation, the Joint Committee on Audits and Evaluations, and the Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight. He is also a member of the Anne Arundel County Delegation and is the chair emeritus of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. He is currently the only physician and the only Asian American legislator in the Senate of Maryland. He previously served in the Maryland General Assembly as a state delegate from 2015-2019. 

Dr. Lam serves on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as an assistant scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He leads the school’s preventive medicine residency program as its program director and practices clinically as the medical director of occupational medicine at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is board certified in preventive medicine. For two years beginning in March 2020, he served as the interim director for Occupational Health Services and the Department of Health, Safety, and Environment for Johns Hopkins Medicine and University where he was responsible for the health and wellbeing of over 50,000 employees in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.