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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 

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. Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests

    Vaccinations could have significant economic value that far exceeds their original cost, a new study has found.
    Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:04:35 GMT
  2. Obesity, Diabetes in Mom Increases Risk of Autism in Child

    Children born to obese women with diabetes are more than four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than children of healthy weight mothers without diabetes, new research suggests.
    Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:03:09 GMT
  3. Smartphone App Linked to Increase in Contraceptive Use in India

    A smartphone app containing videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern family planning methods in just a few months.
    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:09:37 GMT
  4. Violent Crime Lower Near Drug Treatment Centers Than Other Commercial Areas

    New research suggests there may actually be less serious crime near drug-treatment clinics than other community businesses.
    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:49:56 GMT
  5. Life Expectancy Three Years Longer for Children Born Into Smaller Families in Developing World

    Children born into smaller families in the world’s poorest nations will live an expected three years longer than those born into larger families, new research suggests.
    Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:35:18 GMT in-developing-world.html
  6. Better Access to Contraceptives Means More Sex for Married Couples

    Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research suggests.
    Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:25:06 GMT
  7. Community-Level Violence Linked to Teens’ Risky Sexual Behavior

    Teens’ experiences with violence — either through fear, observation or being observing violent events, or being victims themselves — are associated with how likely they are to have sex and use condoms, new research suggests.
    Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:14:13 GMT
  8. Survey: Most Americans Support Smart Guns

    Nearly 60 percent of Americans, if they buy a new handgun, are willing to purchase a smart or childproof gun, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
    Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:45:53 GMT
  9. Legal, Policy Changes Can Lead to Shifts in Use of Medical Marijuana

    Legal and policy changes since 2001 had varying effects on the number of people consuming medical marijuana, research finds.
    Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:58:27 GMT
  10. Estrogen Protective Against Flu Virus in Women But Not Men, Study Suggests

    Estrogen dramatically reduced the amount of flu virus that replicated in infected cells from women but not from men, a new study shows.
    Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:49:25 GMT