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JHSPH Alumni Day 2014


The opportunity for you to make connections that count is quickly approaching!  Join us at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Alumni Day, September 19, 2014 where you can mingle with fellow public health professionals. 

JHSPH Alumni Day 2014 will be packed with opportunities to reconnect with world-renowned faculty and fellow alumni, network with industry professionals and celebrate alumni achievements.  This is just one of the perks of being a JHSPH Alum!   

To RSVP, click here.

Interested in knowing who else will be in attendance? Click here to see the list of attendees.


Featuring Keynote Address by

Rebecca Onie, JD with Kathryn Edin, PhD

Moderated by Joshua Sharfstein, MD
Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Rebecca Onie, JD (pictured top) is a MacArthur Fellow and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.  She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Health Leads, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that enables physicians and other healthcare providers to “prescribe” food, heat, exercise programs, and other basic resources their patients need to be healthy — and deploys nearly a thousand trained college student advocates into clinic waiting rooms to work side-by-side with patients in securing these resources.

Kathryn Edin, PhD (pictured bottom) is a leading poverty researcher, deploying ethnographic observations, in-depth interviews, and mixed method approaches to work within the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life, and neighborhood contexts.  She is a Distinguished Bloomberg Professor in the Department of Sociology, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Schedule of Events


8:00 – 8:30 AM

E. Monument St. Entrance

Registration begins 

*Please note that you may arrive throughout the day and must register upon arrival*

8:30 – 9:30 AM


Continental Breakfast 

9:30 – 11:30 AM

Becton-Dickinson Hall

JHU Alumni Association Awards Presentation 

Hear this year's recipients share their professional journeys as the School comes together to honor their accomplishments. 

To view this year's award recipients from all JHU divisions, click here.

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Feinstone Hall

Lunch and "State of the School" Address with Dean Klag, MD, MPH ‘87

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Sheldon Hall

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Alumni & Mentor Conversation

"The Public Health of Basic Research"

  • Sallie Permar, MD, PhD '04
  • Diane Griffin, MD, PhD, Chair of MMI

3:00 – 3:45 PM


Coffee Break & #PublicHealthySelfies! Take a photo of yourself in front of a backdrop of the School and share with friends via social media.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Sheldon Hall

Heritage Award Winners Panel Discussion

"The Intersection of Technology and Public Health"

  • Robert Lawrence, MD
  • Frank Hurley, PhD '71
  • Esta de Fossard-Nelson, MEd
  • Moderator: Thomas Burke, PhD, MPH Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Sheldon Hall

Keynote Address
  • Rebecca Onie, JD, CEO & Co-Founder, Health Leads
  • Kathryn Edin, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
  • Moderator: Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Feinstone Hall

Networking Reception