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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. Study: Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated With Migraine, Fatigue, Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms

    Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the so-called “fracking” industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms, severe fatigue, per a new study.
    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:35:35 GMT
  2. In Memoriam: Donald Ainslie Henderson, 1928–2016

    Donald Ainslie Henderson, MD, MPH ’60, a leader of the international effort to eradicate smallpox – considered one of public health’s greatest successes – and a former dean of what is now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, died Friday.
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:57:31 GMT
  3. Three Johns Hopkins Public Health Researchers Win Zika Challenge Grants

    Three teams from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be awarded grants from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, the agency announced today.
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:03:30 GMT
  4. Diet Designed To Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

    People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugary drinks and sodium were at a much lower risk of developing kidney disease over the course of two-plus decades.
    Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:56:33 GMT -designed-to-lower-blood-pressure-also-reduces-risk of-kidney-disease.html
  5. Prisoners Worldwide Bear Higher Burdens of HIV and Other Infections

    Prisoners and detainees worldwide have higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than the communities from which they come, and the regular cycling of infected people in and out of prison is worsening the epidemics, new research suggests.
    Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:49:53 GMT
  6. ‘Generic’ Biologic Drugs Appear Comparable to Brand-Name Counterparts

    Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analysis suggests.
    Mon, 01 Aug 2016 21:04:03 GMT
  7. Study: Indian Pedestrian and Motorcycle Deaths Likely Much Higher Than Government Statistics Suggest

    Government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths over a two-year period, casting doubt on that country’s government data on traffic fatalities, a study found.
    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:10:12 GMT
  8. Cells From Same Cell Banks May Have Vast Genetic Variability

    In a surprise finding, researchers working with cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though no differences were detected in tests at the time of purchase.
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:12:53 GMT
  9. 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
  10. 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