Practice Interests of Faculty
The Department of Health, Behavior and Society is solidly rooted in public health practice.
A key strength is the department’s interdisciplinary approach. At any given moment, there are more than 100 active projects in the department with implications for public health practice.
Department faculty members engage in practice from the local to global level. They work with community advisory boards and national, state and local governments and departments, and they participate in global efforts to introduce best practices in policy and program design and implementation. They also serve as advisors to policy makers—from the President of the United States to state attorneys general to local planning departments. Internationally, they advise bodies such as the World Health Organization and the World Bank.
The SOURCE Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program, led by Mindi Levin—the Director of SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center) and an Assistant Scientist in HBS—is a comprehensive program that engages a cohort of faculty members each year from across the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health for a one-year term as they become part of a JHU community of faculty who use service-learning pedagogy. HBS faculty graduates include: Danielle German (associate professor, 2016-2017 cohort), Janice Bowie (professor, 2015-2016 cohort), Melissa Davey-Rothwell (associate scientist, 2014-2015 cohort), Deborah Gioia-Hasick (adjunct associate professor, 2013-2014 cohort), and Vanya Jones (assistant professor, 2012-2013 inaugural cohort).
The following HBS faculty members regularly engage in practice. Click on faculty members' names for more information about their specific practice interests.
- Bone, Lee, Associate Professor
- Bowie, Janice, Professor
- Cherukupalli, Rajeev, Assistant Scientist
- Cheskin, Lawrence, Associate Professor & Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center
- Cohen, Joanna, Professor & Director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control
- Davey-Rothwell, Melissa, Associate Scientist
- Figueroa, Maria-Elena, Associate Scientist & Director of the Research and Evaluation Division and Global Program on Water and Hygiene at the Center for Communication Programs
- Gielen, Andrea, Professor & Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy
- Jones, Vanya, Assistant Professor
- Kennedy, Ryan, Assistant Professor
- Maulsby, Cathy, Associate Scientist
- McDonald, Eileen, Senior Scientist & Director of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Safety Centers & Director of the MSPH in Health Education and Health Communication Program
- Roter, Debra, Professor & Director, Center for Genomic Literacy & Communication
- Storey, Doug, Associate Professor & Director for Communication Science & Research at the Center for Communication Programs
- Tamplin, Stephen, Associate Scientist