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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. Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

    Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new research suggests..
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:21 GMT
  2. News Tips from American Public Health Association Meeting in New Orleans

    Roundup of papers and posters being presented at the APHA meeting in New Orleans.
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:40:30 GMT
  3. Being Poor Is Not the Same Everywhere

    Young people in poor neighborhoods who perceive their communities in a positive light report better health and well-being than those with worse perceptions of where they live, research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:24:46 GMT
  4. Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola

    One reason the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa early on was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader health system, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:08:00 GMT
  5. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Large-Scale Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration / Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:42:04 GMT
  6. New Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Launched By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, which will develop programs that encourage healthy behavioral change and train faculty and students in health promotion and advocacy.
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:48:42 GMT
  7. Premature Infants Are Exposed to Unsafe Levels of Chemical in Medical Products Used to Save Their Lives

    Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in many medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be adversely affected by equipment designed to help save their lives.
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:33:50 GMT
  8. Older Women With Breathing Problems During Sleep More Likely to Experience Decline in Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

    Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily tasks--grocery shopping and meal preparation--according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:29:31 GMT
  9. Johns Hopkins Opens New Public Policy Center in Barcelona

    Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:55:00 GMT
  10. New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a test they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tick-borne Lyme disease.
    Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:51:34 GMT to-treat-lyme-disease.html