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  • Plans for 2021 Fall Term

    April 9, 2021

    Assuming continued improvements in vaccine availability and uptake over the summer and beyond, combined with improvements in public health measures and a reduced rate of community prevalence, we will return to something more similar to our pre-pandemic operations as described in today’s message from the University.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie

  • Bloomberg School Tops U.S. News & World Report Rankings

    March 30, 2021

    The publication’s latest rankings of schools of public health named our School #1—an honor we’ve enjoyed since the publication began the rankings in 1994. 

    A Note from Dean MacKenzie

  • Sharing our IDARE Action Plan

    March 25, 2021

    We are pleased to share the first public-facing schoolwide Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) Action Plan for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie, Assistant Dean Joel Bolling and Assistant Dean Katherine Parris Frey

    Report - IDARE Action Plan

  • In Memoriam: Sid Lerner, 1930–2021

    January 15, 2021

    A longtime friend of public health and the founder of Meatless Mondays and other campaigns, Sid Lerner will be missed. But his marketing acumen and visionary generosity leaves a lasting imprint on the School.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie

  • In Memoriam: Edyth Hull Schoenrich, 1919–2020

    September 15, 2020

    A pathbreaking public health leader and “a force of nature,” Edyth Hull Schoenrich, MD, MPH ’71, passed away at age 101. She was a vital part of Johns Hopkins for more than 70 years and shaped the Bloomberg School in profound ways.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie

  • Bloomberg School awards highest honor to Poonawalla and Casals

    August 17, 2020

    A pioneer in mass vaccine production and a philosopher committed to improving health and social policy have been awarded the Bloomberg School Dean’s Medal.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie

  • In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927–2020

    August 3, 2020

    Recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, former chair of what is now the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, passed away at age 92.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie

  • Introducing the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School’s Virtual Plus Campus

    July 23, 2020

    After considering how to achieve our collective teaching mission in this pandemic year, we have decided to offer only online and virtual instruction and learning for the first and second terms of the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Read Letter from Dean MacKenzie

  • Committing to Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE)

    JULY 10, 2020

    We are developing an IDARE strategy that will integrate with our "Power of Public Health" strategic plan. We will also begin to address in earnest eight priorities that were identified by the BSPH community as needed immediate attention.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie and Assistant Dean Joel Bolling

  • Next steps to inform local and national action on public safety

    JUNE 16, 2020

    We must fully engage in this and bring the lens of public health and health equity to the debate with a focus on what we can do to address the root causes of violence, including racism.

    Read Statement from Dean MacKenzie

  • Video: Progress on Our Strategic Goals

    February 7, 2020

    Guided by our five strategic priorities, we are working around the clock and around the globe to move our vision forward.

    Strategic Priorities Update

  • Bloomberg School Retains Top Ranking from US News & World Report

    March 12, 2019

    This year’s ranking for the first time includes more than 60 public health schools and over 100 programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

    Dean's Announcement—Bloomberg School Retains #1 Ranking

  • Dean MacKenzie's Reflections on #ICFP2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

    November 26, 2018

    Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie left the fifth International Conference on Family Planning invigorated with optimism that public health has the power to advance family planning goals.

    Bloomberg School News—#ICFP2018 Recap

  • Dean MacKenzie and Xiaobin Wang elected to the National Academy of Medicine

    October 15, 2018

    Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD ’79, MSc ’75, and Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD ’91, MPH, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

    School Announcement—Two Bloomberg School Faculty Elected to National Academy of Medicine

  • Announcing Our New Strategic Plan

    October 9, 2018

    The Bloomberg School’s new strategic plan aims to unleash the power of public health to pursue the greatest public health challenges globally, nationally and in our own hometown of Baltimore.

    Dean's Announcement—The School's Strategic Plan

  • Forum on New JHU Public Safety Initiative

    March 13, 2018

    Forum for Bloomberg School of Public Health Students, Faculty & Staff on JHU Police Department.

    School Announcement—Public Safety Forum

  • Two Updates from the Dean's Office

    March 13, 2018

    Joshua Sharfstein has been promoted to Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement and Katherine Parris Frey will assume a part-time position as Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives.

    Dean's Announcement—New Deans for the Bloomberg School

  • JHU New Public Safety Initiative

    March 6, 2018

    This is an opportunity to build a model that upholds the core values of Johns Hopkins.

    School Announcement—New Public Safety Initiative

  • Daniel Webster Named First Endowed Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    January 18, 2018

    Daniel Webster Named First Endowed Bloomberg Professor of American Health.

    Dean's Announcement—First Bloomberg Professor of American Health

  • Congratulations to David Holtgrave

    November 16, 2017

    Congratulations to David Holtgrave, chair of Health, Behavior and Society, who will assume the deanship at the School of Public Health at the University at Albany, State University of New York in March, 2018.

    Dean's Announcement—David Holtgrave

  • Protector and Promoter

    October 24, 2017

    Inside the mind of the 11th dean of the Bloomberg School. In this Q&A, MacKenzie reflects on her appointment as the Bloomberg School dean, her leadership style and her short- and long-term priorities.

    Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine

  • Ellen J. MacKenzie Named Next Bloomberg School Dean

    August 7, 2017

    Ellen J. MacKenzie, an expert on improving trauma care systems and policy, has been named the 11th dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Global Health Now

  • Hopkins school of public health names new dean

    August 4, 2017

    Hopkins school of public health names a new dean.

    The Baltimore Sun

  • Ellen J. MacKenzie Named 11th Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health

    August 4, 2017

    Ellen J. MacKenzie, a trauma care expert and a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1979, will be the 11th dean of the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, effective Oct 1.

    The Daily Record

  • Trauma Care Expert Will Be 11th Dean

    August 4, 2017

    Trauma care expert Ellen J. MacKenzie will be the 11th dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Bloomberg School News Release

  • Trauma Care Expert Named Dean

    August 4, 2017

    Longtime faculty member Ellen J. MacKenzie, who was recently named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, will assume the role of the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 11th dean on October 1.

    The Hub News Article