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Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie

Dean MacKenzie’s Public Health Photo Contest

Dean MacKenzie invited submissions of photos that represent the research and impact of the Bloomberg School. From the 177 entries, the seven photos below were chosen as best capturing the breadth and depth of the School’s work. The photographs, displayed in Dean MacKenzie’s office, will help introduce guests to our diverse efforts. The photos will also be published in the Summer 2018 edition of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine.

Winning Photos

Back Alley Baltimore Image for photo contest

“Back Alley Baltimore”

Albert Wu, Professor, Health Policy & Management.
A gathering of preschool classmates in Federal Hill offers a vivid reminder of the role youth and diversity play in the well-being of neighborhoods and the city as a whole.

Advocacy field trip Gulu,Uganda 2014 Image for photo contest

“Advocacy Field Trip, Gulu, Uganda, 2014”

Beth Fredrick, Senior Associate, Population, Family & Reproductive Health.
Advance Family Planning and Reproductive Health Uganda led a parliamentarian fact-finding visit to a remote health center, where these boys were playing outside. A member of parliament offered them a bottle filled with ice, something they’d never seen.

The Magic Worms Image for photo contest

“The Magic Worms”

Alicia Carter, Administrative Program Coordinator, Center for a Livable Future.
At the Food System Lab, an urban teaching farm operated by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at Baltimore’s Cylburn Arboretum, students in the Maryland Food Bank’s FoodWorks culinary training program make connections between food production and health.

Keratins are going nuclear image for photo contest

“Keratins are Going Nuclear”

Justin Jacob, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Recently discovered nuclear keratin proteins (red, green; yellow where they overlap) can play many roles within the cell nucleus (blue), such as gene expression, DNA damage sensing and repair, and nuclear architecture, which may have implications in cancer and other diseases.

Family spirit image for photo contest

“Family Spirit”

Ed Cunicelli, Center for American Indian Health.
Kendrea Jackson, pictured with her son, works with the Family Spirit home-visiting program, which has proven effective in Native American communities in reducing rates of maternal depression and substance abuse while boosting children’s social and emotional development.

The eyes that remind image for photo contest

“The Eyes that Remind”

Htet Nay Lin Oo, DrPH Candidate, International Health.
During a trip to a village community meeting on maternal and child health in Uganda, these children surrounded my group. This picture reminds me of why I entered the field of public health and our collective mission to save and improve lives.

Hope image for photo contest


Tania Jahan, Project Manager, NGO Coordination, Center for Communication Programs.
In August 2017, CCP visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh for the first time. As we walked a muddy road through this camp, I was struck by the mother’s beautiful smile and the hope and wonder in this family’s eyes.