As Vice Provost and Chief Risk Officer, Jonathan Links works closely with administrative leaders across the university to ensure risk consciousness, accountability, and prioritization of risk mitigation efforts within a common enterprise risk management framework. To support this effort, in 2011 the university launched an institutional risk management (IRM) program to be led by Dr. Links. The IRM program’s objective is to harmonize the assessment and management of all risks, including strategic and operational risks. Dr. Links dually reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Dr. Links is also a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint professorial appointments in the schools of Medicine, Education, Engineering, and Business. Dr. Links is a medical physicist, with a B.A. in Medical Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society, and is a past president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, a 16,000 member professional medical society that deals with the use of radioactivity and radiation in medicine.