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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. Fungus Makes Mosquitoes Much More Likely To Become Infected With Malaria

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria.
    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:45:06 GMT
  2. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awarded $95 Million NIH Grant

    The NIH has awarded Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with the research firm RTI International, a 7-year, $95 million grant to analyze the data from its new Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program.
    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:54:35 GMT
  3. Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women From Worst Effects of the Flu

    Progesterone, found in most forms of hormone-based birth control, shows promise in reducing inflammation and promoting faster lung repair
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:40:15 GMT
  4. Johns Hopkins University and Michael R. Bloomberg Launch the Bloomberg American Health Initiative

    $300 million gift from Michael R. Bloomberg to transform approach to tackling major domestic health issues
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:32:22 GMT
  5. 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

    In recognition of its Centennial, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has compiled a list of 100 objects that tell some of the most compelling stories of public health over the last century and help us appreciate its vast reach.
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:13:44 GMT
  6. Dengue Vaccine Could Increase or Worsen Dengue in Some Settings

    Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:53:28 GMT
  7. Eric Schonewald To Lead Bloomberg School Development Team

    Eric Schonewald has joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as its new senior director of development
    Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:56:50 GMT
  8. New Johns Hopkins Department Offers Environmental Health and Engineering Programs

    One-of-a-kind program will seek multidisciplinary solutions to health risks linked to the environment.
    Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:00:41 GMT
  9. 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
  10. 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