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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training


As Practice Office Faculty, Dr. Rutkow and Dr. Barnett support and encourage practice-based courses, applied research and experiential learning opportunities through teaching, mentoring and technical assistance.

Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH

Dr. Rutkow is an assistant professor with appointments in the Department of Health Policy & Management and Health, Behavior & Society. Her leadership roles include assistant director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health, Governing Board Member of SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center), and faculty advisor for the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice. She is also a member of the Eastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. Dr. Rutkow’s research focuses on using law (legislation, regulation, and litigation) as a tool to promote and protect the public’s health. Dr. Rutkow teaches a practice-focused course 306.662.01: Public Health Agencies: Law, Policy, and Practice (4th term).

Daniel J. Barnett, MD, MPH

Dr. Barnett is an assistant professor with appointments in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Health Policy and Management. Dr. Barnett’s public health practice experience includes working for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Baltimore City Health Department. He is also Project Lead in the CDC-funded Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (P01) and is a lead trainer in the Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center. Dr. Barnett’s research focuses on best practice models to enhance all-hazards public health emergency preparedness and response. Dr. Barnett teaches two practice-related courses: 305.607.01: Public Health Practice (2nd term, co-teaching with Beth Resnick, Director of the Practice Office) and 180.670.01: Public Health Emergency Preparedness (4th term).