Frank A. Franklin II, Ph.D., J.D. holds a Doctor of Philosophy in injury epidemiology and injury prevention from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. He completed a Master of Public Health in international health and epidemiology from the Morehouse School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morgan State University.
Dr. Franklin has received post graduate training in immunology (New York University), molecular biology (University of Pennsylvania), epidemiology and the law (University of Michigan), and forensic epidemiology (Oregon Health and Science University) along with post-doctoral training in health policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. As a practicing forensic epidemiologist, Dr. Franklin focused on quantitative, qualitative, and legal methods to assess the comparative risk of disease and injury suitable for a court of law. His research interests include forensic epidemiology, violent crime, urban health, injury prevention, injury law, and alcohol and health. Dr. Franklin's unique training has afforded him the opportunity to publish in a breadth of areas such as the spatial availability of alcohol and violent crime in urban communities, mental health, medical negligence and forensic epidemiology, and civil rights, race, and the law.
Currently, he serves as the Director of Treatment and Prevention Services Division with Volunteers of America Oregon (VOAOR). As the Director, he is responsible for the overall management of VOAOR's programs that provide Treatment and Prevention Services. VOAOR provides outpatient treatment that helps adults overcome problem gambling and drug and alcohol addiction; drug court diversion counseling, and corrections transition programs for adults in recovery and for young men 18 to 25. In addition to outpatient treatment services, Dr. Franklin's programs deliver physical, behavioral, and social services to improve health outcomes among populations who have been traditionally under-served or under-resourced.