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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 

May 29-30, 2015: Spring 2015 HAB Meeting

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Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives.
  1. BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that while a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), they can chemically alter and rid their bodies of it.
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:19:12 GMT
  2. Underage Drinkers Most Influenced By Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

    Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and influence of adults and movies as main reasons for consuming specific brands of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences than youth who report other reasons, new research suggests.
    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:15:04 GMT
  3. Study: Civic Engagement May Stave Off Brain Atrophy, Improve Memory

    Meaningful activities experienced with others may reverse the normal brain shrinkage associated with the aging process, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study find.
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:57:37 GMT
  4. Increased Levels of Radon in Pennsylvania Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that the fracking industry began drilling natural gas wells in the state.
    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:56:53 GMT
  5. Molecular Pathway Known to Suppress Tumors Appears to Also Reduce Burden of Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Findings of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt-led study shed light on quality control measures that help keep cells healthy and go awry in diseases like ALS.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:06:04 GMT Appears-to-also-reduce-burden-of-neurodegenerative-diseases.html
  6. Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

    Treating severe infections at home with fewer injections could increase access to care when hospitalization is not possible, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:08:04 GMT
  7. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names New Department Chair

    Arturo Casadevall to lead Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:23:44 GMT
  8. Global Health NOW Launches Website

    Global Health NOW, an e-newsletter started last year by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has launched a website. It will cover the global health stories of the day, and serve as a convening news forum for global health professionals.
    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:58:17 GMT
  9. Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness, Analysis Finds

    An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk put consumers at much greater risk for foodborne illness than drinking pasteurized milk.
    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:48:31 GMT Raw-milk-dramatically-increases-risk-for-foodborne-illness-analysis-finds.html
  10. Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals from Accessing Firearms and Can Reduce Violent Crime, Study Finds

    A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence , i.e., felons, those under restraining orders, are effective and can reduce lethal violence.
    Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:04:18 GMT