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Date: Jan 2018

Are you putting finishing touches on your application for fall 2018? How about looking for a graduate program for 2019 or beyond? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then I’m happy to invite you to join the Admissions Services team and departmental representatives for a live chat through the SOPHAS Virtual Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, January 31. The MPH office will also be answering questions from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

In addition to Admissions Services, department and program representatives will be available at the times listed below.



9:00 am - 10:00 am

Population Family and Reproductive Health

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Online Programs for Applied Learning  and Master of Arts in Public Health Biology

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Health Behavior and Society

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

DrPH Program

9:30 am - 10:30 am


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Health Policy and Management

10:30 am - 11:30 am


If you can’t join us for the SOPHAS Virtual Fair, don’t worry, you can always e-mail Admissions Services or call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern Standard Time at 410-955-3543.

Since the announcement of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, research and scholarship have been the focus. Now, the first of 25 endowed professorships has been announced. I’m happy to share that Daniel Webster, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, is the first Bloomberg Professor of American Health.

Webster joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s faculty in 1992 and, over the last 25 years, his research and policy analyses have helped shape local, state and federal policies on gun violence prevention. His research on handgun purchaser licensing and background checks led to the introduction of Federal legislation in the House and Senate in 2015, and was the basis for a national faith-based advocacy campaign. For more insight into current gun laws and policies, listen to Webster’s interview on the American Health Podcast.

Admissions Services is closed today, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8 a.m.

I’ve never been a big New Year’s Resolution person. But I do know it is a popular tradition. So for all of you out there looking to lose weight in 2018, I thought I’d provide a little Public Health diet insight!

At the beginning of December, KQED Science published an article in which it reached out to four experts to discuss the new trend of the ketogenic diet. In that article, Dr. Larry Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, argued that a long term weight loss and maintenance plan is far healthier and effective. He favors the Mediterranean Diet. However, if you are looking for a quick weight loss diet experience, then Cheskin says the ketogenic diet can be relatively effective since it is low in carbohydrates, but it is not a long term solution.

If you’re simply looking for some healthier breakfast options rather than the traditional carb heavy and anemic American breakfast, Becky Ramsing, RD, a senior program officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, stresses the importance of protein and fiber in the morning in the NBC news article “5 Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies At Breakfast.” A great way to add fiber in the morning is through vegetables, which can easily be paired with eggs, or you could try the Sweet Potato Protein Cookies.

Whatever your goals are for 2018, Admissions Services wishes you a happy and health year!