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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 

October 28 - 29, 2016: Fall 2016 HAB Meeting in Baltimore 
March 3 - 4, 2017: Spring 2016 HAB Meeting in New York City
April 2 - 8, 2017: Public Health in Action trip to Nepal

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. Bloomberg School Welcomes Brian Crawford to the Health Advisory Board

    Brian Crawford, PhD, president of the publications division of the American Chemical Society, is the newest member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 39-member Health Advisory Board.
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:07:33 GMT
  2. Allowing Guns on College Campuses Unlikely To Reduce Mass Shootings

    Policies allowing civilians to bring guns on college campuses are unlikely to reduce mass shootings on campus and are likely to lead to more shootings, homicides and suicides on campus.
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:52:40 GMT
  3. Prevalence of Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Higher in Young Children Living With Hog Workers, Study Suggests

    Finding highlights potential risks and vulnerabilities among children in livestock communities
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:38:08 GMT in Young Children-living-with-hog-workers-study-suggests.html
  4. Klag To End 12-Year Run as Dean of Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Michael J. Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 2005, a world expert on the epidemiology of major chronic diseases, will step down as dean next year and return to research and teaching.
    Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:40:06 GMT
  5. Most Gay Men Are Not Aware of Treatment To Protect Them From HIV

    Only four in 10 Baltimore men knew about prevention tool known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is 92 percent effective in high-risk populations, a study finds.
    Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:13:18 GMT
  6. Youth Development Program Receives Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award

    The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, which is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, announced Saturday that the winner of the sixth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award is SquashWise.
    Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:15:41 GMT
  7. Fungus Makes Mosquitoes Much More Likely To Become Infected With Malaria

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria.
    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:45:06 GMT
  8. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awarded $95 Million NIH Grant

    The NIH has awarded Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with the research firm RTI International, a 7-year, $95 million grant to analyze the data from its new Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program.
    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:54:35 GMT
  9. Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women From Worst Effects of the Flu

    Progesterone, found in most forms of hormone-based birth control, shows promise in reducing inflammation and promoting faster lung repair
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:40:15 GMT
  10. Johns Hopkins University and Michael R. Bloomberg Launch the Bloomberg American Health Initiative

    $300 million gift from Michael R. Bloomberg to transform approach to tackling major domestic health issues
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:32:22 GMT