Meet Our Members
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Advisory Board was established in 1981 to provide a dialogue between external audiences and the School's Dean and faculty. The activities and interests of the Board include all areas of the School's work. The Board's diverse membership includes University Trustees, alumni, and friends from corporations, foundations, private organizations, and those with specific interests in the School's research, education, and professional practice programs.
The relationship between the deans and faculty of the School and the members of the Advisory Board has been a unique and catalytic one. The Advisory Board has worked with the School to create new programs, to support key initiatives, and to offer critical advice and counsel on the wide variety of efforts.
March 30 - April 3, 2020 Spring 2020 HAB Meeting
Bloomberg Philanthropies, State of Maryland to Fund Johns Hopkins University-led COVID-19 Treatment ResearchBloomberg Philanthropies, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Johns Hopkins University announced today a joint effort to fund research into the potential therapeutic uses of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, led by infectious disease expert Arturo Casadevall.Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:02:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/bloomberg-philanthropies-state-of-maryland-to-fund-johns-hopkins-university-led-covid-19-treatment-research.html
- Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new CDC report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among children aged 8 years in 2016 (or 1.85 percent).Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:32:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/us-autism-rates-up-10-percent-in-new-cdc-report.html
- Nationwide survey data over the period 2005–2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other “internalizing” problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from JHSPH researchers.Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:00:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-data-confirm-increases-in-anxiety-depression-and-suicidal-thinking-among-u-s-adolescents.html
Infectious Disease Experts Recommend Using Antibodies from COVID-19 Survivors as Stopgap Measure to Treat Patients and Protect Healthcare WorkersCountries fighting outbreaks of coronavirus should consider using the antibodies of people who have recovered from infection to treat cases and provide short-term immunity to critical health care workers, argue two infectious disease experts at JHSPH.Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:11:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/infectious-disease-experts-recommend-using-antibodies-from-covid-19-survivors-as-stopgap-measure.html
- An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, according to a new JHSPH-led study.Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:06:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-study-on-COVID-19-estimates-5-days-for-incubation-period.html
- Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem cell-derived “mini-brains” to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain.Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:42:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/antidepressant-harms-baby-neurons-in-lab-grown-mini-brains.html
- Researchers at JHSPH have discovered a fundamental mechanism that regulates gene activity in cells. The newly discovered mechanism targets RNA, or ribonucleic acid, a close cousin of DNA that plays an important role in cellular activity.Mon, 03 Feb 2020 15:10:39 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/a-fundamental-discovery-about-how-gene-activity-is-regulated.html
- People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:18:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/with-high-fiber-diets-more-protein-may-mean-more-bloating.html
- Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults’ care, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:44:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/family-caregivers-are-rarely-asked-about-Needing-assistance-with-caring-for-older-adults.html
- Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:13:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/less-active-infants-had-greater-fat-accumulation-study-finds.html