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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 

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. Menthol-Like Cigarettes Still Sold in Canada Despite Ban

    Researchers say marketing of new cigarettes that look like menthol violates spirit of new laws in Alberta and Nova Scotia.
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:09:43 GMT
  2. Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

    Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:50:38 GMT
  3. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names Two New Deans

    Laura Morlock, PhD, MA, has been appointed executive vice dean for academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, MA, has been named associate dean for education.
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:22:25 GMT
  4. Gates Institute Announces ‘The Challenge Initiative’

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health is launching The Challenge Initiative, a global urban reproductive health program supported by a three-year, $42 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:48:07 GMT
  5. Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Increased Risk of Asthma Attacks

    People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live farther away.
    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:37:51 GMT
  6. New Control Strategies Needed for Zika and Other Unexpected Mosquito-Borne Outbreaks

    A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks – including the Zika virus – have highlighted the need to better understand the development and spread of little-known diseases and for new strategies to control them.
    Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:06:03 GMT
  7. Male Circumcision, HIV Treatment Can Significantly Reduce Infections in African Men

    Increasing the number of men who undergo circumcision and increasing the rates at which women with HIV are given antiretroviral therapy were associated with significant declines in new male HIV infections in rural Uganda, new research suggests.
    Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:02:55 GMT
  8. Study: One-Third of Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water

    A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery.
    Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:32:13 GMT
  9. Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

    Deploying drones in low- and middle-income countries could also improve vaccination rates.
    Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:05:23 GMT
  10. Breaking the Cycle of Obesity

    Adequate folate levels in obese pregnant women may substantially reduce risk that their children will become overweight or obese
    Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:00:38 GMT