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Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Family Health Working Group
Capable, responsive families are the bedrock of health and development. Even as families’ structures and cultures are dramatically evolving around the world, family remains a fundamental influence on early and lifelong health. The family is the most fundamental unit of society. Learn More
Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease
The Center focuses on dissecting the complex interplay of environment, genetic and epigenetic factors in order to understand the etiology and natural history; and to identify early life precursors of common pediatric and adult diseases. Learn More
Alumna Profile
Kamila Mistry, PhD ‘10, MPH ‘99
“The focus on methods and also life course theory has allowed me to conceptualize, design and implement studies in the area of maternal and child health and health care disparities. Both qualitative methods AND quantitative course work has been key.”
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Women's Health Research Group
The Women's Health Research Group (WHRG) is an interdisciplinary collaborative research group, among the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University. Learn More
News & Events

The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health is grounded in a life course framework with domestic and international focal areas including: sexual and reproductive health, fetal origins of disease, maternal and perinatal health, child health, adolescent health, and women's health. Three additional focal areas currently being developed include: urban health, family health, and neurodevelopment, behavior and health. Skills emphasized in departmental training include: population sciences, biologic markers and behavioral science, program evaluation, evidence based advocacy and the translation of research for programs and policy.

Message from the Chair
Message from the Chair

Robert W. Blum, MD, PhD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, says that public health is different from other scientific ventures. To Blum, public health must go beyond understanding science to taking action that can improve health.

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Student Profiles
Student Profiles

Meet some of our current students who are passionate for public health and are pursuing a degree in our department to address the population health needs both domestically and internationally. Learn about their backgrounds, research areas of interest and professional goals.
 

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