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A Century of Saving Lives

Bloomberg Hopkins Emerging Leader Award

Bloomberg Hopkins Emerging Leader Award LogoIn honor of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Centennial, Bloomberg Philanthropies has established the Bloomberg Hopkins Emerging Leader Award to recognize an individual whose work has the promise and potential to protect more people and save more lives in the next century.

This award was open to a current Bloomberg School student or alum who has demonstrated exceptional and inspiring public health practice and/or research, a commitment to championing the critical importance of solving current public health challenges and the capacity for future leadership in the field. The Bloomberg Hopkins Emerging Leader Award is not meant to recognize a past accomplishment, but rather, to serve as an investment in a candidate’s originality, insight and potential.

The award winner will receive a $100,000 cash award to advance work to evaluate, develop, scale, test and/or apply their idea for the purpose of improving the public’s health.


After carefully reviewing 145 nominations and applications, we have named the winner of the Bloomberg Hopkins Emerging Leader Award:
Tolbert Nyenswah, LLB, MPH ’12.