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Health Disparities and Health Inequality


The goal of the certificate program is to train future leaders in research on health disparities and health inequality, and to train individuals to identify the underlying causes of health inequalities and how to develop and implement effective solutions.

Educational Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students will:

  1. Become knowledgeable of the current research on health disparities and health inequalities
  2. Become knowledgeable on the underlying cause of health inequalities
  3. Be able to identify, describe, and be knowledgeable regarding possible solutions to address/reduce health inequalities in different populations

Course of Study

Students should review the JHU e-catalogue for full information about certificate program courses and requirements. 


The certificate program is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH MAS degree students, who are not eligible to apply. 

Admissions Process

Applicants must submit declaration of intent prior to starting coursework.

Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; final deadline to submit intent is December 1. 

Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms:  1, 2, & 3.

Requirements for Successful Completion

The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements.  The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate review committee, and processed by the Registrar.


Contact Information

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management

Certificate Program Contact
 Pamela Davis
Phone: 410.614.1580

Faculty Sponsor
Name: Darrell J. Gaskin

Faculty Sponsor
Name: Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.