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Public Health Practice & Training


Our goal is to promote excellence in public health practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and beyond. As the new Associate Dean, my mission is to help students, faculty and others make an impact through practice. I bring my experience serving as the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Principal Deputy Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Please send your ideas, comments and questions to

Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D.
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training​

Practice & Training Blog

2016 Public Health Applications for Student Experience (PHASE) Symposium

Congratulations to students, preceptors and program partners for an engaging 2016 PHASE  Symposium!...Read more

Remarks from the opening of the Institute for Public Health at Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia

Dear Colleagues,

On Thursday, I had the honor of speaking at the opening of the Institute for Public Health at Javeriana University...Read more

Nirav R. Shah, COO of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Visits the Bloomberg School

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty –

Nirav R. Shah, the senior vice president and chief operating officer for Clinical Operations for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, will be visiting the Bloomberg School to discuss The Future of Health and Health Care: A View from Kaiser Permanente.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice, and the General Preventative Medicine Residency...Read more