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Who We Are

Janet DiPietroJanet DiPietro, PhD

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty

Janet DiPietro, PhD (Stanford University) is a developmental psychologist and has been a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1988. She is a Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and has a joint appointment in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Her research centers on human fetal development and implications for postnatal life. Her position as Associate Dean for Research & Faculty includes facilitation of
faculty research and regulatory compliance as well as faculty development.

Laura MorlockLaura Morlock, PhD

Associate Dean for Education

In her role as associate dean for education, Morlock is responsible for enhancing the educational excellence of the Bloomberg School and assisting faculty in achieving their career goals. In addition, she serves as a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Thomas BurkeJoshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Training

In addition to his role as associate dean for public health practice and training, Sharfstein holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management.  Sharfstein brings a wealth of experience and insights that will strengthen the practice, teaching, and research opportunities available to our faculty and students.

Michael WardMichael Ward, MEd

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Ward is responsible for the Bloomberg School's Student Affairs Office. Student Affairs includes the Office of Student Life, the Admissions Office, the Financial Aid Office, Operations, Career Services, SOURCE, and Records and Registration. He also handles issues related to academic ethics.

Jon VernickJon Vernick, Director

Office of Academic Integrity

In his role as director of the office of academic integrity, Vernick coordinates and oversees activities related to academic ethics and serves as a resource to students and faculty for issues of academic integrity that arise in the Bloomberg School.  In addition, Vernick serves as a Professor in the Department of Health, Policy and Management whose research focuses on the use of law and legal interventions to further public health and injury prevention goals.