Johnson & Johnson's Fikry Isaac, M.D., Honored With 2013 Global Leadership in
Corporate Health Award
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/13 -- Fikry Isaac, M.D.,
vice president of global health services, Johnson & Johnson, is the
2013 recipient of the Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award,
recognizing his career as a proponent of workplace health and
wellness for Johnson & Johnson.
The award, sponsored by the American College of Occupational and
Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the National Business Group on
Health, honors the achievements of individuals who demonstrate
excellence and leadership in implementing programs that improve the
health and productivity of the workforce.
Dr. Isaac was recognized for his contributions to the field of health
and productivity on a global basis. He has driven programs at Johnson
& Johnson that include the development of health and wellness
strategies, policies, guidelines, and services worldwide
(Occupational Medicine, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and
Wellness). As a pioneer in the field of workplace health promotion
and global health, he has introduced innovative approaches to improve
employee health and well-being.
"As a driving force in the development of worldwide health and
wellness strategies, policies, guidelines, and services, Dr. Isaac
exemplifies excellence in corporate health and productivity," said
Barry Eisenberg, ACOEM Executive Director. "His leadership as medical
director at Johnson & Johnson since 1989 has resulted in the
company's continued championing of a culture of health for its
"As a visionary, thought leader and influential champion of disease
and injury prevention and health promotion, he has achieved
remarkable success in the world," said Helen Darling, president and
CEO of the National Business Group on Health. "His warm, kind
personal style has added to his ability to lead and impress all who
know him and have the privilege to work with him."
Dr. Isaac is a pioneer in the field of workplace health promotion and
global health, and has introduced innovative approaches to improve
the health and well-being of populations. He is a published author in
this field and continues to research population health interventions,
using rigorous scientific methods, to ensure that these interventions
deliver meaningful outcomes. His broad view spans the fields of
clinical medicine, behavior change technologies, and economic
analyses. Dr. Isaac is an outspoken champion of prevention and health
promotion and has achieved remarkable success within Johnson &
Johnson -- gaining senior management support and funding for health
improvement initiatives for all Johnson & Johnson employees
In addition to developing and implementing programs that have led to
significant risk reduction in the employee population and resulted in
proven savings to Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Isaac has taken important
leadership positions in the public policy arena among employer groups
and government officials. During the discussion of health care reform
in the U.S., Dr. Isaac was invited to meet with officials of the
Office of Personnel Management and the White House to provide input
to a pilot program for health and wellness in the federal workforce.
Through his engagement with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) and Life Science Innovation Forum (LSIF), he was instrumental
in the development of an action plan addressing non-communicable
disease for member countries.
Dr. Isaac received his medical degree from Ain Shams University
Medical School (Cairo, Egypt), certified by the American Board of
Internal Medicine in 1991, and earned a master of public health
degree in Occupational Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin
in 2001. He is a fellow of ACOEM, where he chairs the Corporate
Health Achievement Award. Dr. Isaac is a member of the Gold Standard
Task Force - CEO Roundtable on Cancer, and is the industry Co-chair
of the Life Science and Innovation Forum - APEC. He also serves on
several boards including the Partnership for Prevention, the Global
Business Group on Health of the National Business Group on Health,
and the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO).
About the Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award
for the 2014 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award are open.
For nomination forms or to learn more about the award, visit
www.acoem.org/global or call 847-818-1800.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine (ACOEM) represents nearly 5,000 physicians specializing in
occupational and environmental medicine. Founded in 1916, ACOEM is
the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the
health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care,
disability management, research, and education. For more information,
About the National Business Group on Health (SM)The National Business
Group on Health (the Business Group) is the nation's only non-profit
organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers'
perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical
solutions to its members' most important health care and health
Business Group members are primarily Fortune 500 companies and large
public-sector employers -- representing the nation's most innovative
health care purchasers -- that provide health coverage for more than
50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. The Business
Group fosters the development of a safe, high-quality health care
delivery system and treatments based on scientific evidence of
effectiveness. Business Group members share strategies for
controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality
of care, increasing productivity and supporting healthy lifestyles.
For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
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