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Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Dean

By now, you have probably heard the wonderful news: To mark the School's Centennial and to demonstrate his deep commitment to improving the health of communities, Michael R. Bloomberg, through the Bloomberg Philanthropies, has made a magnificent $300 million gift to the School that bears his name. This gift will launch the Bloomberg American Health Initiative (BAHI) to create innovative solutions to some of the most urgent problems affecting the U.S. public.  Continue Reading

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As a proud alumnus of the Bloomberg School,
I am honored to serve as Dean of the #1 school of public health.

In partnership with a great leadership team, I have dedicated over 10 years to making it an outstanding place to carry out groundbreaking research as well as teach, study and practice public health. Our current priorities for the School are to:

  • increase student scholarship support,
  • expand affordable online learning opportunities,
  • secure more funding for faculty to conduct research,
  • enhance engagement with the Baltimore community, and
  • strengthen public health academic and practice infrastructure worldwide.

Every decision made here and abroad connects to the School’s central mission: Protecting Health, Saving Lives—Millions at a Time.


Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH '87

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