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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 

March 30 - April 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain: Spring 2016 HAB Meeting 

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. Women May Be Able To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Predicted By Their Genes

    Women with a high risk of developing breast cancer based on family history and genetic risk can still reduce the chance they will develop the disease in their lifetimes by following a healthy lifestyle.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 17:20:26 GMT
  2. Study: Unmet Surgical Needs High for World’s 60 Million Refugees

    The world’s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 16:59:47 GMT
  3. Too Much Folate in Pregnant Women Increases Risk for Autism, Study Suggests

    Researchers say that while folate deficiency is bad for developing fetus, excessive amounts could also be harmful
    Wed, 11 May 2016 14:47:40 GMT
  4. Children in Developing World Infected With Parasite – Even Without Appearing Ill – May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth

    Research finds Cryptosporidium infects more than 75 percent of poor children in Bangladeshi slum; more than half experience stunting
    Wed, 04 May 2016 20:21:36 GMT
  5. Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, But Fails to Meet Reduction Goals

    The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased by 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, significant progress but short of goals outlined by the White House in 2010.
    Tue, 03 May 2016 13:56:23 GMT
  6. Nonprofit Hospitals Earn Substantial Profits

    Seven of top 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofit, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds.
    Mon, 02 May 2016 19:55:07 GMT
  7. Study: Even a Little Air Pollution May Have Long-Term Health Effects on Developing Fetus

    Researchers find biological evidence linking air pollution to intrauterine inflammation, a condition associated with adverse pregnancy and child outcomes.
    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:12:44 GMT
  8. The High Cost of Norovirus Worldwide

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:22:06 GMT
  9. Expert Panel Issues Recommendations for Health IT

    A national group of health information experts has issued recommendations to guide the new field of population health informatics.
    Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:14:24 GMT
  10. Scientists Develop Recipe for Testosterone-Producing Cells

    Series of growth factors and other proteins encourage stem cells to proliferate and differentiate into cells that make male hormone.
    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:52:55 GMT