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Associate Deans

Jane Schlegel, MBAJane Schlegel, MBA

Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration

Prior to her role as senior associate dean for finance and administration, Schlegel held several other leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School. She manages the Bloomberg School's budget, among other responsibilities.

Laura Morlock, PhDLaura Morlock, PhD

Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Morlock is responsible for enhancing the educational excellence of the Bloomberg School and assisting faculty in achieving their career goals. She oversees the major academic offices that serve to facilitate and coordinate education, research and practice activities. She is also a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.


Janet DiPietro, PhDJanet DiPietro, PhD

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty

In addition to her role as associate dean for research, DiPietro serves as a professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health where her work centers on fetal development and the relationship between exposures during pregnancy and early childhood development.

Joshua Sharfstein, MDJoshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement

Dr. Sharfstein oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, SOURCE (the community engagement and service-learning center), the General Preventive Medicine Residency and major practice activities, including collaboration with public health agencies. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Previously, he served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Heath Elliott, MEd, MBAHeath Elliott, MEd, MBA

Associate Dean for External Affairs

Elliott oversees fundraising, alumni and donor relations, and communications and marketing activities for the Bloomberg School. Prior to this role, he served as the School’s senior director of Development and Alumni Relations for four years. Before joining the Bloomberg School, Elliott spent 14 years in various fundraising roles at Pomona College and Harvey Mudd College.

Elizabeth Stuart, PhDElizabeth Stuart, PhD

Associate Dean for Education

In her role as Associate Dean for Education, Stuart is responsible for creating and leading a culture of educational research and innovation, including improving the quality of the School’s educational initiatives. She will also continue her appointment as professor in the Department of Mental Health, with joint appointments in Biostatistics and Health Policy and Management.

Michael Ward, MEdMichael Ward, MEd

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Ward is responsible for the Bloomberg School's Student Affairs Office. Student Affairs includes the Office of Student Life, the Admissions Office, the Financial Aid Office, Operations, Career Services, and Records and Registration.

Katherine Parris FreyKatherine Parris Frey, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives

As assistant dean, Frey is responsible for coordinating the development of the strategic plan and facilitating new initiatives that emerge from the plan. In addition to this role, Frey is an assistant scientist in Health Policy and Management and associate director of the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). 

Beth ResnickBeth Resnick, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Dean for Practice and Training

In her role as Assistant Dean for Practice and Training, Resnick works closely with the Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement to provide strategic vision, leadership and oversight of the School’s practice- and training-related initiatives and overall integration of practice into the School’s work. In addition, Resnick is a senior scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management and directs the MSPH program in Health Policy.