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Meet Our Members
Frank L. Hurley
RRD International, LLC, Chief Scientific Officer, University Trustee More
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 17 - 18, 2014: Fall 2014 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. Maryland State Health Secretary to Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will join the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training effective Jan. 1, 2015.
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:29:01 GMT
  2. Brand Specific Television Alcohol Ads A Significant Predictor Of Brand Consumption Among Underage Youth

    Underage drinkers are three times more likely to drink alcohol brands that advertise on television programs they watch compared to other alcohol brands, providing new evidence of a strong association between alcohol advertising and youth drinking.
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:03 GMT
  3. Life Expectancy Gains Threatened As More Older Americans Suffer From Multiple Medical Conditions

    With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple medical conditions, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy.
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:48:18 GMT
  4. Stroke Risk and Death Rates Fall Over Past Two Decades

    Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do have a lower risk of dying from them finds a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.
    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07:32 GMT
  5. Rollout Strategy Is Key to Battling India’s TB Epidemic, Researchers Find

    A new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests that getting patients in India quickly evaluated by the right doctors can be just as effective at curbing tuberculosis (TB) as a new, highly accurate screening test.
    Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:28:44 GMT
  6. Stephanie Desmon Joins Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Director of Media and Public Relations

    Stephanie Desmon, an award-winning journalist who for the past four-and-half years served as senior media representative at Johns Hopkins Medicine, joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as director of media and public relations.
    Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:33:49 GMT
  7. Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks

    The authors recommend a multidisciplinary approach to fish farming. Aquaculture is the source of nearly half the world's seafood. The approach, One Health, would assess environmental, health and economic impact of fish farming.
    Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:23:41 GMT
  8. Underage Drinkers Heavily Exposed to Magazine Ads for Alcohol Brands They Consume

    Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:12:31 GMT
  9. Deploying Midwives in Poorest Nations Could Avert Millions of Maternal and Newborn Deaths

    Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:22:48 GMT
  10. Broccoli Sprout Beverage Enhances Detoxification of Air Pollutants in Clinical Trial in China

    Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:19:15 GMT