Perspectives & Positions
Dire Situation in Nepal: Seeking your COVID engagement
May 14, 2021
India’s neighbor, Nepal, is now going through a similar, if not worse, humanitarian crisis due to COVID-19. Based on inputs from Nepali colleagues and students affiliated with JHU, we have created a list of trusted partners and organizations who are working on the ground to address the emerging needs of the communities. Kindly consider donating directly to one of these non-profit organizations.
COVID-19 Relief for India
May 7, 2021
As the global COVID crisis continues to unfold, we share the world’s concern and empathize as witnesses to the growing humanitarian crisis occurring in India. The following letter from the Johns Hopkins India Institute (JHII) includes details about how you can get involved and where you can donate.
Reflecting together on the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and on the promise of a different future
April 21, 2021
The verdict holding former police officer Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd was an important and public step for accountability and justice.
Supporting change to help end gun violence
March 24, 2021
If we all commit to these actions and advocate for change by supporting organizations dedicated to public health solutions to gun violence through better firearms laws, improving neighborhood conditions, dismantling structural racism, and investing in community prevention efforts, we can make a difference.
In solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities
March 18, 2021
Regardless of the expressed motive of the shooter, this is a moment for us all to stand in strong opposition to anti-Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) bias acts and anti-AAPI harassment, gender-based violence, discrimination, and intimidation.
Reaffirming our commitments to inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity following a difficult revelation
December 9, 2020
Following the news that our University’s founder, Johns Hopkins, was a slaveholder, it is our solemn responsibility to not only acknowledge the legacies of racism and inequity but also dismantle structural racism and actively embrace anti-racism in all we do.
Fall Dean’s Letter 2020
October 1, 2020
The School may be quiet these days because of the pandemic. But online, something exciting is happening. It’s called our Virtual Plus Campus.
We strongly oppose the ICE decision regarding students with F-1 visas
July 8, 2020
The decision disregards the health and well-being of students. As a public health institution, we are committed to both educating the public health leaders the world needs and protecting their health.
Racism: A Public Health Crisis
May 31, 2020
The profound impact of racism on life and death demands a full response from every part of our society, including—and especially—our field of public health.
A Virtual Welcome to a Virtual Fourth Term
March 22, 2020
When faced with new realities, we know you will rise to the challenge—both here at JHSPH and in the professional work you plan to pursue. The world needs you more than ever, and we will ensure you are set up for success.
Rising to the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 13, 2020
Our epidemiologists, virologists, policy experts, and specialists in preparedness and health security are collaborating in efforts across all areas of the coronavirus response.
Reflections on the Legacy of U.S. Congressman Cummings
October 17, 2019
Remembering U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings — civil rights advocate, voice of equality and respect, champion of Baltimore and the U.S.
Fall Dean’s Letter 2019
October 10, 2019
Fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and bold solutions to complex public health problems.
Our Great City of Baltimore
August 1, 2019
Baltimore is where we live, work, study, and care about our neighbors. We are proud to be a part of this community, and we are working every day to improve lives in this beautiful and diverse city, as well as around the world.
The Bloomberg School in 2019
February 6, 2019
2019 presents major opportunities to build on our School’s deep strengths, long history and recent achievements to realize the power of public health.
Recognizing Gender Diversity
November 1, 2018
The definition of sex proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contradicts scientific evidence on gender identity and has the potential to cause great harm.
Violence in America
October 30, 2018
The violence we saw in the U.S. last week is not normal or inevitable. In public health, we must address violence in all its forms and fight for policies and services that would prevent future tragedies.
Fall Dean’s Letter 2018
October 24, 2018
Defining the priorities that can help us achieve our vision of a healthier world for all.
Helping the Displaced
October 2, 2018
We must protect the health—and human rights—of those forced from their homes.
The Case for Advocacy
July 1, 2018
Our work cannot stop with designing and executing a research study.
Separating Families at U.S. Borders is a Public Health Issue
June 14, 2018
There are many in our School and in our field who plan to use evidence and a commitment to human rights to seek an end to the unacceptable practice of separating children from their parents in search of asylum in the United States.
Gun Violence and Public Health
February 26, 2018
It is a critical time in the effort to reduce mass shootings and daily gun violence.
Statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
January 25, 2018
As deans of schools of public health, we are announcing today that, after considering numerous factors and scientific best practices, our schools are not accepting funding from or pursuing work with this Foundation.
Seven Banned Words at CDC
December 18, 2017
Public health community is dismayed by reports of the CDC being instructed not to use certain words.
Essentials from Ellen
November 30, 2017
My First Year in Public Health Was Challenging, Eye-opening and Fantastic.
Fall Dean’s Letter 2017
November 7, 2017
Synergy and resilience in preparing for opportunities and challenges in the next 100 years.