As a research leader in the dynamic field of human nutrition, the Johns Hopkins Center for Human Nutrition is training professionals to scientifically identify, understand, and solve public health problems in human nutrition. The Center's academic program offers students a uniquely interdisciplinary graduate education.
The Center is part of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and works on both international and domestic nutrition issues. Students have access to a wide range of resources at the School, including world-renowned faculty with expertise in anthropology, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy, ophthalmology, and medicine, among other disciplines. Adjunct faculty from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and from collaborating research centers share current research findings relevant to the field of nutrition through regularly scheduled seminars. Students also find the diverse, international student body a valuable resource as they pursue their graduate degree.
Students pursuing either the Master of Science in Public Health or the Doctor of Philosophy in nutrition gain experience in laboratory, clinical, and public health nutrition and can tailor their studies according to their unique interests and career goals. MSPH graduates are poised to assume positions in nutrition and food program management, laboratory analysis, operations, evaluation, or surveillance and monitoring with government, international, or non-governmental agencies, universities, or private industry. Graduates of the PhD program are well prepared for leadership roles in academia, government, industry, or other private sector enterprises.