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Associate Deans

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.

Heath Elliott, MEd, MBAHeath Elliott, MEd, MBA

Associate Dean for External Affairs

Elliott oversees fundraising, alumni and donor relations, and communications and marketing activities for the Bloomberg School. Prior to this role, he served as the School’s senior director of Development and Alumni Relations for four years. Before joining the Bloomberg School, Elliott spent 14 years in various fundraising roles at Pomona College and Harvey Mudd College.

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
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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. As interim senior associate dean for academic affairs, she is overseeing the major academic offices that serve to facilitate and coordinate education, research and practice activities. She is also 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.