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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 

March 30 - April 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain: Spring 2016 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. Researchers Find Link Between Air Pollution and Heart Disease

    Researchers have found a link between higher levels of a specific kind of air pollution in major urban areas and an increase in cardiovascular-related hospitalizations such as for heart attacks in people 65 and older.
    Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:34:59 GMT
  2. Public Health Leaders Urge Far-Reaching Reforms to Curb Prescription Opioid Epidemic

    A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, today issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
    Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:07:38 GMT
  3. New Online Tool Predicts Lifetime Risk of Kidney Failure

    Healthy older people are at relatively low risk of developing kidney failure during their lifetimes – even if they have somewhat reduced kidney function – making them good candidates to be living kidney donors, new research suggests.
    Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:41:07 GMT
  4. Bloomberg School Receives $25 Million to Expand Data Survey Collection Through Mobile Phones

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand data collection activities under the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) project.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:22:01 GMT
  5. Food Policy: Cutting Waste, Broadening Systems

    In two separate articles, researchers detail strategies aimed at cutting food waste and broadening approaches to food policy, moves that the researchers say would ultimately improve public health and food security.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:54:59 GMT
  6. Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Shows Promise in Early Trial

    A new candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) made with a weakened version of the virus shows great promise at fighting the disease, the leading cause of hospitalization for children under the age of one in the U.S.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:19:03 GMT
  7. News Tips from the American Public Health Association Meeting in Chicago

    Four research presentations given by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Chicago.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:54:10 GMT
  8. Restaurants Listing Calorie Counts on the Menu Offer More Lower Calorie Items

    Large U.S.-based chain restaurants that voluntarily list calorie counts on their menus average nearly 140 fewer calories per item than those that do not post the information, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:09:22 GMT
  9. Study: Small Urban Corner Stores Offer Increased Healthy Food Options

    Federal food policy changes led to increased availability of healthy foods at smaller urban corner stores in Baltimore, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:36:58 GMT
  10. Find Way to Focus On Dietary Supplement Safety, Experts Say

    A former principal FDA deputy commissioner is proposing that regulators of dietary supplements: Focus less on whether these vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts actually do what they claim and instead take important steps to improve their safety.
    Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:18:16 GMT