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Public Health Practice & Training

Welcome to Our New Website

Our goal is to promote excellence in public health practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and beyond. By sharing Twitter updates and blog posts on all things practice—from major events to global programs—we strive to keep you informed.

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

Former Congressman Henry Waxman Twitter Chat, 8/4 @ 11:30 am

Join US Congressman Henry A. Waxman for a Twitter Chat at #PubHealthChat on Tuesday, August 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ...Read more

Highlights from Medicare at 50 Seminar


This month we launched our first seminar in Health Policy and Management’s Centennial Policy Scholar series with Former Congressman Henry A. Waxman. Our first seminar focused on Medicare turning 50...Read more

Recap: Public Health in the Big City Twitter Chat

Thank you to our partners for participating in our Twitter Chat: Public Health in the Big...Read more