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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 

May 29-30, 2015: Spring 2015 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. Gun Violence Restraining Orders: Promising Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence in the U.S.

    Law would give family members and law enforcement tool to temporarily remove guns from someone believed dangerous, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers posit.
    Wed, 20 May 2015 15:21:55 GMT
  2. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Lead $17 Million Canadian Project

    Program will help nation evaluate the impact of Canada's global maternal and child health programs.
    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:03:24 GMT to-lead-17-million-dollar-canadian-project.htm-
  3. Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Studies Find

    Analysis of more than 1 million individuals suggests physicians can determine who is at highest risk by using common blood and urine tests of kidney function, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers find.
    Mon, 11 May 2015 15:56:55 GMT
  4. Primary Care Visits Available to Most Uninsured But at a High Price

    `Secret shopper’ study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds cost of basic new patient visit without health insurance far more than most uninsured can afford.
    Tue, 05 May 2015 15:07:13 GMT
  5. Keeping Legalized Marijuana Out of Hands of Kids

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggest regulators could learn lessons from tobacco and alcohol industries to keep harmful products away from young people.
    Mon, 04 May 2015 13:08:50 GMT
  6. HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

    The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, an analysis finds.
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:14:28 GMT
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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