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Health Advisory Board

Health Advisory Board
Meet Our Members
Margaret Conn Himelfarb
Editor/Medical Research Advocate More
Robert J. Abernethy
President, American Standard Development Company, University Trustee More
Constance R. Caplan
University Emerita Trustee More


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Advisory Board was established in 1981 to provide a dialogue between external audiences and the School's Dean and faculty. The activities and interests of the Board include all areas of the School's work. The Board's diverse membership includes University Trustees, alumni, and friends from corporations, foundations, private organizations, and those with specific interests in the School's research, education, and professional practice programs.

The relationship between the deans and faculty of the School and the members of the Advisory Board has been a unique and catalytic one. The Advisory Board has worked with the School to create new programs, to support key initiatives, and to offer critical advice and counsel on the wide variety of efforts.

Upcoming Events 

October 28 - 29, 2016: Fall 2016 HAB Meeting in Baltimore 
March 3 - 4, 2017: Spring 2016 HAB Meeting in New York City
April 2 - 8, 2017: Public Health in Action trip to Nepal

Latest News

Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives.
  1. Fewer Older Americans Have Dental Insurance

    Lack of insurance meant fewer than half visited dentist in previous year, those who did left with high bills.
    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:00:10 GMT
  2. Suicide Rates Drop Among Members of White Mountain Apache Tribe

    Efforts to track and prevent self-harm led to 40 percent drop, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:04:49 GMT
  3. Some Hog Workers Developing Drug-Resistant Skin Infections Linked to Livestock-Associated Staph

    Some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their noses, but may also be developing skin infections from these bacteria.
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:25:46 GMT
  4. Better Definition of ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Can Help Identify Those At Risk for Long-Term Complications

    More accurate definition could encourage the right patients to adopt changes – lose weight, exercise more – that help prevent full-blown diabetes
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:19:54 GMT
  5. Depression Rates Growing Among Adolescents, Particularly Girls

    Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:55:27 GMT
  6. Report: Pneumonia and Diarrhea Continue To Kill Hundreds of Thousands of Young Children in Many Countries

    A new report finds some progress in combatting pneumonia and diarrhea among young children in the nations most severely impacted by the two diseases, but they remain responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths around the world.
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:44:44 GMT
  7. Mosquito-Borne Illness Spreads In and Around Homes, Disproportionately Hits Women

    Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya appear to be driven by infections centered in and around the home, with women significantly more likely to become ill, new Bloomberg School research finds.
    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:48:51 GMT
  8. Kids Most Likely To Suffer Sport-Related Eye Injuries

    Kids most likely to suffer sport-related eye injuries: Basketball, cycling, baseball the most common causes of ER visits for eye trauma, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School study finds.
    Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:23:35 GMT
  9. Leaders Named for Bloomberg American Health Initiative

    Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, associate dean for public health practice and training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named inaugural director of the school’s Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:30:02 GMT
  10. Bloomberg School Welcomes Brian Crawford to the Health Advisory Board

    Brian Crawford, PhD, president of the publications division of the American Chemical Society, is the newest member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 39-member Health Advisory Board.
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:07:33 GMT