The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is comprised of over 650 full-time faculty including professors, scientists, lecturers, instructors and researchers. These renowned experts in the field are shaping public health through teaching, research, and application.
The Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health is an interdisciplinary fully online, part-time degree. Faculty contribute to the program via course development, teaching, and advising students. Below are a few of the experts students will learn from.
Frank Curriero, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, MAS and Certificate programs in Spatial Analysis for Public Health
Dr. Curriero’s primary interests include the development and application of spatial statistical methodology and geographic information systems (GIS) in public health. Applications involve areas related to environmental epidemiology, exposure mapping, cluster detection and models for characterizing spatial variation in disease risk. His current methodological research includes spatial methods using alternative measures of distance and analysis for data at different levels of spatial resolution. In addition, Dr. Curriero serves as Principal Investigator/co-Principal Investigator on multiple grants leading the spatial analysis efforts, has developed the spatial analysis curriculum onsite at the School, and is Director of the newly forming Johns Hopkins Spatial Science for Public Health Center. He serves as primary instructor for two on-site courses at the School, as well as teaching online courses in the MAS program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health. Read Bio.
Aruna Chandran, MD
Dr. Aruna Chandran is a social epidemiologist and pediatrician, whose primary research interest is in applying epidemiologic methods to address the influences of socioeconomic and place-based factors on health disparities. She is part of a team evaluating the effectiveness of a demonstration project aimed to improve HIV prevention and treatment for vulnerable populations in Baltimore City. She is also a member of the data analysis centers for two large cohort consortia. Dr. Chandran’s clinical practice is focused on pediatric emergency and urgent care. She is involved in teaching introductory epidemiology courses both at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Chandran served for two years as the Chief of Epidemiologic Services at the Baltimore City Health Department. Read Bio.
Elizabeth Golub, PhD, MEd
Senior Lecturer and Director, Online Programs for Applied Learning
Dr. Golub is Director of the School’s Online Programs for Applied Learning. She currently serves as primary instructor for one blended on-site course and two online courses at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as two online courses at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Her primary research interests include the effects of HIV infection and treatment on women's reproductive health, and evaluating the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in observational studies. She serves as Principal Investigator of the Data Management and Analysis Center for the Women’s Interagency HIV Study, the largest ongoing prospective cohort study of HIV among women in the United States. Read Bio.
John McGready, PhD
Since joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. McGready has split his time between research collaborations and statistical education. He is the primary instructor for three on-site courses, four online courses, as well as being co-creator and instructor of intensive data analysis workshops offered in the School's Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. McGready has won numerous teaching awards, from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Association of Schools of Public Health, and the American Statistical Association. He is actively involved in collaborative research with investigators from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Read Bio.
Derek Ng, PhD
Dr. Ng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and is a multi-Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating and Analysis Center for the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study, a longitudinal epidemiologic cohort to investigate pediatric chronic kidney disease. He is interested in study design and applied methods for improved epidemiologic inference in the context of longitudinal data and survival analysis, particularly in pediatrics. Dr. Ng is also a co-investigator in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and collaborates with faculty in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. In addition to directing the Online Introduction to Epidemiology course, he is a lab instructor in the core Epidemiologic Methods series and serves as a lecturer for the course, Advanced Methods in the Design and Analysis of Cohort Studies. Read Bio.
Timothy Shields, MA
Mr. Shields currently serves as primary or co-Instructor for four on-site courses at the School, in addition to the online courses in the MAS program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health. His primary research interests include incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) with public health applications. He focuses on data management and environmental surveillance with respect to modeling of risk and spatial distributions of infectious disease. Read Bio.