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Associate Deans

Stephen Gange, PhDStephen Gange, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

In leading Academic Affairs, Gange oversees the major academic offices of the Bloomberg School that serve to facilitate and coordinate education, research and practice activities. He is also a professor in the Department of Epidemiology.

Jane Schlegel, MBAJane Schlegel, MBA

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Prior to her role as senior associate dean for finance and administration, Schlegel held several other leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School. She manages the Bloomberg School's budget, among other responsibilities.

Joshua Sharfstein, MDJoshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training

Dr. Sharfstein oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, the General Preventive Medicine Residency and major practice activities, including collaboration with public health agencies. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Previously, he served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Janet DiPietro, PhDJanet DiPietro, PhD

Associate Dean for Research

In addition to her role as associate dean for research, DiPietro serves as a professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health where her work centers on fetal development and the relationship between exposures during pregnancy and early childhood development.

Joshua Else, MBAJoshua Else, MBA

Associate Dean for External Affairs

As associate dean for the external affairs, Else oversees fundraising, alumni relations and communications activities. Previously, he led development initiatives for the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries and Museums, the American Red Cross, and Wake Forest University.

Alexandra McKeown, MBA, JDAlexandra McKeown, MBA, JD

Associate Dean for Research Administration

McKeown oversees research grants for the Bloomberg School. Previously, she served as the assistant vice president for research administration and advancement at the University of Maryland. She has held a number of positions in grants administration throughout Johns Hopkins University.

Laura Morlock, PhDLaura Morlock, PhD

Associate Dean for Education

In her role as associate dean for education, Morlock is responsible for enhancing the educational excellence of the Bloomberg School and assisting faculty in achieving their career goals. In addition, she serves as a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Michael Ward, MEdMichael Ward, MEd

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Ward is responsible for the Bloomberg School's Student Affairs Office. Student Affairs includes the Office of Student Life, the Admissions Office, the Financial Aid Office, Operations, Career Services, SOURCE, and Records and Registration. He also handles issues related to academic ethics.