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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Six in Ten Adults Prescribed Opioid Painkillers Have Leftover Pills

    Despite abuse epidemic, physicians prescribing more pills than patients are using; patients say they will save extra pills for future use.
    Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:39:33 GMT
  5. Study: News Stories Often Link Violence With Mental Health Illness, Even Though People With Mental Health Illness Are Rarely Violent

    Nearly 4 in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health connect mental illness with violent behavior, even though less than 5 percent of violence in the U.S. is directly related to mental illness.
    Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:50:12 GMT
  6. Residents Concerned About Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Curb Insect Population

    Small survey of residents in the Florida Keys suggests reasons for lack of support for novel way to combat mosquito that carries Zika, dengue, chikungunya.
    Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:42:08 GMT
  7. Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Names New Director

    Allison Barlow has been named the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:01:22 GMT
  8. Florida Drug Database and ‘Pill Mill’ Regs Curbed State’s Top Opioid Prescribers, Study Suggests

    In the first year that two Florida laws aimed at curbing opioid prescriptions were in effect, the state’s top opioid prescribers wrote significantly fewer prescriptions of this type of pain medication, new research suggests.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:23:40 GMT
  9. How the Great Recession Weighed on Children

    Researchers find link between increasing unemployment rates and increases in the risk of becoming overweight during economic downturn.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:01:28 GMT
  10. 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