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The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a big vision: Protecting Health, Saving Lives—Millions at a Time.

Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world.

Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke.

Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging.

Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders.

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What Makes the Bloomberg School Unique

Al Sommer

Alfred Sommer and the Power of Vitamin A

A 4-cent dose reduced childhood deaths by 34%

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Students Translate Theory to Practice Around the World

The Global Health Established Field Placements

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DA Henderson

D.A. Henderson Eradicated Smallpox

One of public health's greatest victories

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One-of-a-Kind Departments

We are the only school of public health with a department of mental health.

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The Newest Hope for Malaria Control

Our researchers are hacking mosquitoes' sense of smell

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A Lasting Legacy

The Bloomberg School is the oldest and largest school of its kind in the world.

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Keerti Shah

Keerti Shah Linked HPV with Cervical Cancer

A critical victory in international public health

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Top-notch Deans

From 1916 to today, 11 deans have served the School

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George Comstock

George Comstock and TB

His ethical approaches to TB control still inform current recommendations

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Always #1

We are consistently ranked the #1 school of public health by U.S. News and World Report.

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Our Nation’s Capital

The Bloomberg School is a short commute away from Washington DC.

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drinking water

Abel Wolman Improved Drinking Water

The architect behind many of the world's water systems

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Paving the Way

Anna Baetjer was a pioneer in occupational health.

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Leaders in Nutrition

In 1951, TIME magazine named E.V. McCollum "Dr. Vitamin."

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