News & Events
Rising Drug Costs: Where Do We Go From Here?
Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on April 4 for a wide-ranging conversation entitled "Rising Drug Costs: Where Do We Go From Here?" Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News moderated the discussion. View the event here.
Colleen Barry, PhD, MPP, Appointed Chair of Department of Health Policy and Management
Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP, a national leader in mental health and addiction policy, has been named the Fred and Julie Soper Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. To read more, click here.
Recent HPM Faculty and Alumni Accolades
Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, Assistant Professor, will receive the Jess Kraus Award for her paper “Assaults against U.S. law enforcement officers in the line-of-duty: situational context and predictors of lethality.” The award is given each year to the author of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology, selected by the editorial board according to novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on public health.
Mark Bittle, DrPH, MBA, Associate Scientist, was elected to serve as Governing Councilor, for a two-year term, in the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD, was promoted to Professor in the department of Health Policy and Management. She is a national and international leader in research to understanding how to improve chronic and long-term care processes for older adults with complex health needs. She is part of HPM’s executive management team and is affiliated with the Health Services and Outcomes Research Center, the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care and the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health.
Keshia Pollack, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, was elected to the Early Career Academic seat, on the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Policy Council. She is also Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Lilly Engineer, DrPH, MD, MHA, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (ACCM) and the Bloomberg School of Public Health (HPM), and co-Director of the HPM DrPH program, has been appointed as patient safety expert by the Chinese Hospital Association, an organization similar to the national AHA in the US. She will offer patient safety and quality improvement advising to the Chinese Patient Safety Collaborative Network over the coming years to make care safer for Chinese patients.
Sydney Dy, MD, was promoted to professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Dy’s primary appointment is in the department of Health Policy and Management.
Congratulations to HPM Faculty for Excellence in Teaching First Term 2016 – 2017:
- Michael Giandrea, Associate, Health Policy and Management, Statistical Analysis for Policy Making
- Bradley Herring, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System
- Jeff Kahn, PhD, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Foundations of Bioethics
- Jill Marsteller, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs
- Jon Vernick, JD, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention
- Daniel Webster, ScD, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy
- John B. Wogan Associate, Health Policy and Management, Policy Communications: Reading, Writing and Talking About Policy
- Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Health Issues for Aging Population
The following HPM faculty achieved excellent rankings of their Summer Institute and Summer Term courses by students in Academic Year 2016-2017:
- Paul Gaist, PhD ’97, MPH ‘80
Professor, Health Policy and Management
A New View: Improving Public Health through Innovative Social and Behavioral Tools and Approaches
- William Ward, MBA, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Fundamental of Budgeting and Financial Management
- Ann-Michele Gundlach, EdD, MS ‘79
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Foundations of Organizational Leadership
Luminaries Celebrate 100 Years of Saving Lives
To celebrate the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Centennial, WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and 3-term New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg honored global health luminaries from around the world at an event in New York on September 19th, 2016. To learn more, click here.
News Releases and Stories
Former White House Drug Czar To Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
Michael Botticelli, MEd, former White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as its Distinguished Policy Scholar beginning in June. To learn more, click here.
Don’t Be Distracted: The Real Issues in Autism Are Threats to Funding, Services
Researchers argue that renewed debate about debunked science is diverting attention from real risks to crucial care and services. To learn more, click here.
More Transparency at FDA Needed, Researchers Say
Writing in JAMA, group outlines recommendations for release of regulatory information, analysis and study data. To learn more, click here.
Federal Equity Law Has Increased Use of Services for Autism Without Raising Out-of-Pocket Costs
Despite modest gains, more could be done to ensure appropriate care for children with autism spectrum disorder. To learn more, click here.
More With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Have Health Insurance
Since implementation of Affordable Care Act in 2014, more in vulnerable populations covered, but many still not accessing health care. To learn more, click here.
Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes With Children, Survey Finds
Reported rates of safe storage especially low in homes with older children and teens. To learn more, click here.
Patients Face ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills From Out-of-Network Specialists
Anesthesiologists charge almost six times what Medicare pays for the same service. To learn more, click here.
Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes
State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. To learn more, click here.
Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes
The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. To learn more, click here.