- November 15
New Health Economics Faculty Joins the Department of International Health, Will Focus on the Economics of Non-Communicable Diseases
Andres Vecino, MD, PhD ’16, was recently appointed an assistant scientist in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A health economics faculty in the Department’s Health Systems Program and a researcher with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), Vecino’s overall research interests focus on the economics of non-communicable disease and injury (NCDI) prevention. His research also investigates how to use evidence to inform and influence NCDI prevention policies.
- November 6
Understanding indirect impacts of conflict on health can save lives
Commentary by Associate Faculty Hannah Tappis in the Humanitarian Health Digest, a joint publication of The Lancet and the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health
- November 1
New Health Economics Professor Joins International Health
Assistant Professor Bryan Patenaude is a recent addition to the health economics faculty in the Health Systems Program within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously a senior economist at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Patenaude brings a wealth of background experience working on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
- October 29
Johns Hopkins faculty convene roundtable, publish guidance on implementing the Astana Declaration
- October 25
Improved clinician ability reduces patient bypassing of primary healthcare centers more than improvements in infrastructure quality, new study finds
The study, published in the June edition of Social Science & Medicine, was led by Krishna Rao, PhD, an assistant professor in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Ashley Sheffel, MPH, an International Health doctoral student at the Bloomberg School.
- October 12
Alain Labrique Leads Publication of New Series on Digital Health
The series evaluates the ever-growing overlap between health systems and digital health.
- October 11
16 International Health Faculty Receive Excellent Course Ratings
- October 10
Hopkins Nutrition 2018 – Celebrating a century of nutritional discovery for public health
Join us for a day of events: Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, MS, Professor and Director, Sanford World Food Policy Center, Duke University delivers the Tenth George G. Graham Lecture, "Can Nutrition Research Change Social Norms and Policy?"; Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio present "Our Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" - A photo-essay on diets people eat around the world; and multiple speakers from the Johns Hopkins community will share their perspectives on the past, present, and future of nutrition research and practice.
- October 9
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Lessons for the Future, with Laura Spinney
- October 8 - 12
International Health at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
- September 17
Joanne Katz receives funding from NICHD to investigate risk factors for adverse birth outcomes in rural Nepal
Dr. Joanne Katz, a professor and associate chair of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received an $822,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (Grant # R01HD092411) to investigate risk factors for adverse birth outcomes in rural Nepal. Her research will identify and prioritize the risk factors that potentially can be modified though public health interventions. The results will help governments and organizations design more effective programs and help reduce health disparities in low-resource environments by identifying the most effective interventions for poor and rural populations.
- September 12
Seminar – The Alma-Ata Declaration at 40: Words into Action. Keynote speaker: Dr. Rita Thapa
Dr. Rita Thapa represented Nepal in Alma-Ata and is Pioneer Chief of Nepal’s FP MCH, & Primary Health Care Project and a former Director of Health Systems & Community Health, as well as Founding Chair Person of Bhaskar Memorial Foundation.
- September 10
Daniel Salmon appointed director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Vaccine Safety
Daniel Salmon, PhD ’03, MPH, was named the director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety based in the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School. The Institute provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.
- August 16
Dr. Anna Durbin receives $1.8 million in NIH funding to evaluate new Zika vaccine
Dr. Anna Durbin, a professor in International Health at the Bloomberg School, will lead a study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine.
- August 3
Worldwide student competition – design innovative solutions for antimicrobial stewardship in resource-limited, healthcare settings
Innovate4AMR now invites student teams from around the world to design innovative solutions for antimicrobial stewardship in resource-limited, healthcare settings. Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, occurs when bacteria develop the ability to stop the drugs used to treat them. Antibiotics are the cornerstone of many of the miracles of modern day medicine, from cancer chemotherapy to organ donation. The loss of effective antibiotics would mean reverting back to a time when simple infections might become untreatable. Each year, 700,000 people die due to drug-resistant infections and, if unchecked, this number may rise to 10 million deaths a year by 2050 — more than the number of people that die of cancer today.
- August 3
Pregnant women with low levels of Omega 3 fatty acids 10 times more likely to give birth prematurely, new study finds
- August 2
Integrating postpartum family planning into an existing community-based health program significantly reduces risk of preterm birth and improves birth spacing
The study, conducted in a rural area of Bangladesh, provides some of the strongest evidence yet that integrating family planning services with maternal and newborn health programs is feasible and effective in low-resources settings
- August 1
Abdul Bachani Named Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Director
Dr. Bachani, an assistant professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where the Unit is based, has played a critical role in JH-IIRU’s first 10 years of innovation and research in global injury prevention and control.
- July 13
International Health Students and Faculty on Health Policy and Planning Top 10 Lists
Students, alumni and faculty from the Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health were lead or contributing authors of four articles in Health Policy and Planning’s 2017 top 10 most cited and most accessed lists.
- June 29
Direct Observation – An Underutilized Formative Research Technique in Global Health Program Design and Implementation
Formative research is often considered the domain of behavior change interventions. It’s commonly equated with focus groups and interviews. In a recent article published in Global Health: Science and Practice, Steven Harvey, PhD, an assistant professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, argues that direct observation uncovers insights that other techniques are unlikely to find and that it should be employed more often in global public health program design and implementation that depend on (1) habitual tasks that people find difficult to articulate, (2) effects of the built environment, (3) mechanical or clinical skills, and (4) service delivery processes
- June 19
CSPAN: Professor Paul Spiegel on Public Health Implications of Immigration Policy
- June 18
Professor Anthony So appointed Co-Convener of the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group to lead global efforts on antimicrobial resistance
- June 11
1.45 Million Children's Lives Saved by HiB and Pneumococcal Vaccines Since 2000
- June 4
Professor Joanne Katz awarded the Stebbins Medal for her extraordinary contributions to the educational programs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- May 24
Professor Sara Bennett Named Next Director of International Health's Health Systems Program
- May 23
International Health's Summer Newsletter, The Globe, Now Online
- May 10
Declaration of Alma-Ata 40th Anniversary Event: The International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia
- April 27
10th Annual Vaccine Day – Keynote speaker Dr. Walter Orenstein – Starting at 12:15 pm (ET)
- April 13
24 International Health Faculty Receive Excellent Course Ratings
Congratulations to all the instructors who received this distinction for courses taught during 2nd and 3rd terms and the Winter Institute.
- April 8
International Health Announces New Thesis Publication Awards
Congratulations to Emily Hurley, PhD '17 and Erica Koegler, 'PhD '16. The award honors doctoral students and alumni who publish two manuscripts in the scholarly literature based on their doctoral thesis within 2 years of graduation.
- April 6
Associate Professor Alain Labrique Receives International Public Health Practice Award for Contributions to Digital Health
- April 5
Poverty Increases Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases in Lower Income Countries
“Poorer and less educated people are suffering from what once were considered diseases of the rich. In higher income countries, we have known this was the case for some time. Relatively few resources, however, have been invested in this issue in lower income settings,” says David Peters, MD, DrPH, MPH, senior author and Edgar Berman Professor and Chair of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Our findings show that health inequalities have clearly become a double blow to poorer people in low- and middle-income countries. Lack of access to health care and disease prevention efforts puts them at a higher risk of dying from both tuberculosis and lung cancer, for example.”
- March 30
Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health Named PAHO / WHO Collaborating Center
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) has named the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health a Collaborating Center for Research and Policy Guidance in Humanitarian Health Assistance. Since its foundation in 1998, the Center has devoted its resources to saving lives and reducing human suffering and other consequences of humanitarian emergencies and disasters. It is headquartered in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- March 29
Taking stock of Puerto Rico, 6 months after Hurricane Maria
Dr. Antonio Trujillo, associate professor of International Health at JHSPH, and other experts explore Hurricane Maria's impacts on Puerto Rico as part of the Johns Hopkins University Forums on Race in America
- March 13
What role is there for an elite, northern research institution in the changing global health landscape - Professor Sara Bennett delivers her JHSPH Dean's Lecture
- February 23
Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance—Politico Asks Professor Anthony So How to Prevent Drug-Resistance Bacteria
- February 16
Report: 1,500 Lives Saved by WHO-Led Trauma Response in Battle of Mosul
WHO’s role, a first, highlights challenges humanitarian organizations face when called upon to provide trauma care in wartime. The report was led by Paul Spiegel, a professor of the practice in the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School and the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health.
- February 8
Hearing Loss Linked to Poor Nutrition in Early Childhood, New JHSPH-Led Study Finds
The study analyzed the relationship between the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults in Nepal and their nutritional levels as children 16 years earlier. The findings suggest that nutritional interventions in South Asia could help prevent hearing loss, a condition which currently affects an estimated 116 million young people in the region. «more»
- February 2
5 International Health Faculty Receive Excellent Course Ratings in First-Term of Academic Year 2017-2018
- February 1
Politico Magazine asks International Health's Dr. Anthony So about how to prevent drug-resistance bacteria
- January 26
Can commercial video games be good for you?
A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health makes a case for the potential health benefits of commercial video games. The study, published recently in Frontiers in Psychiatry, calls for a strategic investment in a research agenda to develop standardized research protocols and to promote new collaborations between academia, gaming communities, and private sector developers.
- January 9, 2018
Global Health Leadership: Conversation between Barbara Bush, CEO and founder of Global Health Corps, and Assistant Professor Krishna Rao
- December 21
Diet rich in apples, tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests
"This study shows that diet might help repair lung damage in people who have stopped smoking. It also suggests that a diet rich in fruits can slow down the lung's natural aging process even if you have never smoked," says Vanessa Garcia Larsen, assistant professor in the Bloomberg School's Department of International Health and the study's lead author. "The findings support the need for dietary recommendations, especially for people at risk of developing respiratory diseases such as COPD." «more»
- December 15
International Health Faculty Receives Gustav Martin Award for Innovative HIV Research
Haneefa Saleem, PhD ’14, MPH ’09, an assistant professor in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received the Gustav Martin Award through the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research Faculty Development Award program. The grant will allow Saleem to study how social networks can be used to improve HIV care and treatment for women who inject drugs in Tanzania. «more»
- December 6
International Health Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching Summer Term
- December 4
2017 Ideas Incubator Grant Recipients Announced
International Health launched the grant program in 2016 to promote innovative research and stimulate new pathways of sustainable inquiry. The call for grants was open to all full-time International Health faculty for all topics in international health, with a priority on multidisciplinary work and work in low- and middle-income countries.
- November 16
Assistant Professor Olakunle Alonge to lead new grant to translate polio eradication successes to other global health initiatives
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently received a 5-year, $3.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead a global, multidisciplinary team to help prevent decades of practical knowledge from being lost. Dr. Olakunle Alonge, an assistant professor of International Health at the Bloomberg School, will lead the effort. Working with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, his team will document, preserve, and disseminate the polio program’s best practices to help inform future global health policy and implementation. Collaborating with academic institutions from around the world, his team will also develop short courses and hands-on clinics for public health students and professionals. «Q&A with Dr. Alonge»
- November 15
New access to medicines practicum & internship opportunities for JHSPH master's students, hosted by the IDEA Initiative
- November 9
Dr. Margaret Kosek Receives the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for her distinguished work in tropical medicine
- November 3
False Distinctions Between International Health and Global Health
Global Health Now Commentary by Professor and Chair David Peters: International Health has always had a multidisciplinary, health-equity focus. Transnational cooperation has always been a component of international health. «more»
- November 2
New report: stubborn gap in reaching intervention targets among countries heavily burdened by childhood pneumonia and diarrhea
Why are pneumonia and diarrhea still responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in children under 5? The Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center's (IVAC) 2017 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Driving Progress through Equitable Investment and Action (PDPR) explores factors slowing progress in the most impacted countries against the world's two biggest killers of young children. «more»
- November 1
Professor Abdullah H. Baqui Receives 2017 APHA Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award
The award honors the visionaries and leaders in APHA who have shaped the direction of international health. It was named after the founding chair of the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health, Dr. Carl Taylor, who dedicated his life to the well-being of the world's marginalized people. Professor Baqui, this year's recipient, has been a faculty member in International Health since 2000. His research focuses on how to improve health and survival of newborns and mothers through the design of simple and effective community-based approaches. «more»
- October 12
Gaps Persist in Zambia’s Food Fortification System
Only 11 percent of sugar tested met the required minimum concentration of vitamin A. A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that most fortified sugar sold at retail outlets in one Zambian community did not contain the minimum amount of vitamin A required by the government. “A national assessment of fortified sugar is crucial, no matter the underlying cause, to eliminating vitamin A deficiency in Zambia,” says Amanda Palmer, study author and assistant professor of International Health at the Bloomberg School. «more»
- September 27
Dr. Andrew Thorne-Lyman receives a Sackler Research Award to help promote adolescent women’s empowerment through nutrition
Thorne-Lyman, an associate scientist in International Health's Human Nutrition Program, will use his Sackler Award for a project entitled, “Does Adolescent Dietary Quality Vary by Occupation and Time Use in South Asia? A study of 30,000 Pubescent Children in Rural Bangladesh.” «learn more»
- August 21, 2017
8 International Health Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching 4th term
- August 10
Ebola Epidemic Report – Implementing Clinical Trials during Epidemics – Watch on C-SPAN
The Center for Global Development (CGD) held a discussion on the findings of its new report on effective international coordination and collaboration in fighting Ebola outbreaks. In the wake of the outbreak, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine tasked a committee with analyzing the clinical trials carried out during the outbreak and developing recommendations to improve the implementation of such trials in the future. Committee members Gerald Keusch and David Peters discuss findings from the committee’s recently released report.
- August 8, 2017
The 'International' in Health - JHSPH Dean's Lecture by Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization
- July 7
Determining the burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease: the known and the unknown
"Globally available and affordable RSV vaccines must be a public health priority," say Professors Ruth Karron and Robert Black in the latest issue of The Lancet.
- June 9
International Health Announces First Recipients of Thesis Publication Award
The Department of International is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Thesis Research Publication Award of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Established in January of this year, the award honors doctoral students and alumni who publish two manuscripts in the scholarly literature based on their doctoral thesis. "The awards recognize the high-quality research conducted by our doctoral students and the leadership skills they develop while conceptualizing, designing, and managing global health studies," says Professor Joanne Katz, associate chair for academic programs of the Department of International Health. «more»
- June 7
New global health equity effort takes shape at Johns Hopkins
The Alliance for a Healthier World is a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary effort to tackle health equity challenges across the globe, with grants of up to $250,000. "The nature of what we're doing is expanding across boundaries of disciplines and problem areas," say Alliance director, David Peters, who also chairs the Department of International Health. «more»
- June 1
New study first to provide directly measured estimates of the causes of child death at national scale in Nigeria
Findings indicate an ongoing epidemiological transition in the South of Nigeria, with decreasing childhood mortality from infectious conditions as compared to the North «more»
- May 23
Summer issue of International Health's newsletter – The Globe – now available
- May 3
Report: Health Workers Attacked In 23 Countries Last Year – NPR
- May 3
American Muslim Women: A Panel Discussion with Local Professionals
This is the second event in the Johns Hopkins American Muslim Wellness Seminar Series. The seminar will be held in Sommer Hall at the Bloomberg School from noon to 1:30 pm. «more»
- May 1
In Memoriam: R. Bradley Sack, MD, ScD ’68, (1935 – 2017)
R. Bradley Sack, MD, ScD ’68, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a faculty member for over 40 years at the Johns Hopkins University, died on Monday April 24 at age 81 at his home in Lutherville, MD. «Complete obituary»
- April 20
International Health faculty receive $7 million grant to develop a national mortality surveillance system in Mozambique
The Institute for International Programs in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was awarded a 3-year, $7-million Faculty from Institute for International Programs in the Department of International Health will lead the grant awarded to develop a nationwide surveillance system capable of producing annual estimates of mortality rates and causes of death throughout Mozambique—information currently unavailable at the national and provincial levels. «Learn more»
- March 30
The Future of Global Health Systems: Shaping The 21st Century | Global Health Day Seminar
Alumnus Olusoji Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH '16, Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group, will address the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at 3:30 pm on March 30. Adeyi is one of the featured guests commemorating Global Health Day at the Bloomberg School. Watch his address live.
- February 16
4 Second-Term International Health Courses Rated Excellent
- February 15
Understanding American Muslims – New Seminar Series
In light of recent political and social changes in the United States, the Johns Hopkins University is launching a new seminar series: Understanding American Muslims. The series is intended to promote better understanding of American Muslims and their contributions to American society. In addition, the seminars will serve as a forum to discuss American Muslim concerns and experiences. The series will also be part of a larger initiative exploring American Muslim wellness coordinated by Adnan Hyder, MD, PhD ’98 MPH ‘93 professor and associate chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
On February 15, Mansoor Shams, MBA/MA ’11, a US Marine Corps veteran known as the “Muslim Marine,” will be the first speaker in the series. The event will start at noon in Sheldon Hall at the Bloomberg School. The seminar will also be livestreamed.
- February 9
The Department of International Health Announces Education Innovation Awards
- February 8
The academic case for repealing Trump’s refugee and travel ban
Authors: Paul Spiegel, professor, International Health and director of the Center for Humanitarian Health and Leonard Rubenstein, senior scientist, Epidemiology and the Center for Public Health and Human Rights. Published February 8, 2017, in The Lancet
- January 27
Johns Hopkins public health faculty urge President Trump not to issue order limiting refugee admissions
- January 23
Experts weigh in on the health effects of marijuana
William Checkley, MD, PhD ’02, ScM ’96, an associate professor in International Health was part of an expert committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to evaluate recent research on the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use. Click here to read about the committee's findings.
- January 6
New Thesis Publication Award for International Health Doctoral Graduates & Students
The Department of International Health will now present an award to all eligible applicants who publish two manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature based on their doctoral thesis. The manuscripts must be published within 2 years from the date of the student’s graduation from an International Health doctoral program. Starting with graduates from the 2015-16 academic year, recipients will receive a certificate and will be highlighted on the Department’s website, along with links to the graduate’s publications. The recognized graduate may also note this award in his/her CV. (cont.)
- January 3, 2017
Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative’s Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences
The Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences (PAVE) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative (JHVI), and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The objective of the PAVE Scholars Program is to allow JHSPH graduate students to work with mentors at the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, Gavi (The Vaccine Alliance), Unicef, or the Global Immunization Division at the Center for Global Health, CDC, to gain experience in vaccine research, policy, and programs of global importance. Four to five internships will be offered for the fall of the 2017-2018 academic year.
- December 19
China’s child mortality rate declines rapidly between 1996 and 2015
A new study found that China’s under-5 child mortality declined by 80% over the past two decades. Nationally, mortality rates declined from 50.8 per 1,000 livebirths to 10.7 per 1,000 livebirths between 1996 and 2015. The study, published today in The Lancet Global Health, was led jointly by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the China National Office of Maternal and Child Health Surveillance.
- December 15
3 First-Term International Health Courses Rated Excellent
- December 9
International Health at the Connected Health Conference
- November 14
International Health at the 4th Annual Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
- November 10
Global Progress on Reducing Child Deaths Largely Due to Fewer of Main Infectious Diseases and Deaths during Birth
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published the most up-to-date causes of deaths estimates among children under five at global, regional and country-level between 2000 and 2015.
- November 10
Global Health: Now More Than Ever
Open letter from Chair David Peters: The Department of International Health was founded over 55 years ago on principles of internationalism – the belief that we can overcome divisions of nationalism, class, wealth, and other obstacles to social justice and ill health though the promise of science, public health practice and education. And in doing so, we learn from and promote the diversity of cultures, building of local capabilities, and international cooperation. These values are not fleeting – they endure, almost as part of our collective DNA. Read more.
- November 5
Beyond petri dishes: Social, economic issues that affect health need more attention
Canada has to invest more time, money and research into the social and economic factors that influence public health issues, Ted Bruce and David Peters write.
- October 27
Department’s Ideas Incubator Grant recipients announced
Part of the Department’s small grants program, this round of awards is intended to “seed” ideas for further research proposals or training grant proposals at outside donor agencies. The call was open to all full-time faculty for all topics in international health, with a priority on multidisciplinary work and work in low- and middle-income countries.
- October 27
Rethinking how refugees get medical care
Professor Paul Spiegel is interviewed. Refugees can be a benefit rather than a burden to health services in countries where they live, says Spiegel. He explains that when refugees are integrated into national health systems and allowed to work to pay for care, everyone wins.
- October 26
Emory, Johns Hopkins researchers get $30 million to study household air pollution
The study involves a multi-country randomized controlled field trial to assess the impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution and health. The team will establish trial sites at India, Guatemala, Peru and Rwanda, and it will recruit 800 pregnant study participants at each location. Associate Professor Will Checkley is one of the study leads.
- October 25
Ebola’s teachable moment
A case study, Leadership in Times of Crisis: The Example of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia, by Chair David Peters and Alum Tolbert Nyenswah is highlighted, along with a personal reflection by Nyenswah.
- October 21
Nutrition in the 21st Century
Book launch: Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century. Editors include Associate Professor Alain Labrique and Adjunct Associate Professor Klaus Kraemer.
- October 18
Why the United Nations is facing push-back as it tries to help Haiti – Christian Science Monitor
Professor Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, discusses the emergency response needs in Haiti.
- September 19
Dr. Anthony D. So to lead new JHSPH technology initiative to improve health access and impact
The IDEA Initiative (Innovation + Design for Enabling Access) will start by focusing on the looming challenge of antimicrobial resistance
- September 20
Seminar: Formation of the International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia
Watch live at 12:15 pm (ET) on September 20. Keynote Speaker: Kesete Birhan Admasu, MD, MPH, Minister of Health, Ethiopia.
- August 29
Three IH Faculty Elected to Health Systems Global's Board of Directors
Congratulations to Drs. Sara Bennett, Asha George, and Adnan Hyder. Health Systems Global looks forward to formally welcoming and introducing the new Board Members at its Annual General Meeting in Vancouver during the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (14-18 November 2016).
- August 5
JHU Mhealth team wins Discovery Award to help fathers become better parents
First collaboration of faculty from across the University to focus on men’s health
A team of researchers, led by the School of Medicine’s Arik V. Marcell, MD, MPH, won funding from a Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award to develop a mobile-based parenting tool designed especially for fathers. The tool will provide parenting tips to help fathers become more engaged in their young children’s lives and will focus on reaching low-income, non-resident fathers. Read more
- July 28
Traffic deaths: Researchers suggest India’s stats are way too low
A new study led by Assistant Professor Kavi Bhalla casts doubt on the reliability of India offical government data on traffic fatalities. "Our study suggests that taken together pedestrians and motorcyclists account for the vast majority of traffic deaths in India. The official national statistics for 2014 put the proportion at less than a third. The Indian government claims that they intend to cut traffic deaths by half, but this is impossible to achieve without knowing how people die on the roads."
- June 29
The Pneumonia Newsletter—a new resource for child health champions compiled by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
The goal: to connect advocates around the world who are fighting pneumonia, not just on World Pneumonia Day but year-round. The newsletter includes updates on pneumonia innovation, country progress, advocacy and research. This one-stop resource for all things childhood pneumonia keeps advocates informed, and it serves as a platform to share their stories and work with the global community.
We are looking for child health advocates who are interested in contributing their perspectives and sharing their work in the newsletter. Do you have information or a success story to share? Is there a topic you would like for us to cover? Please e-mail ideas to Salma Warshanna-Sparklin.
- June 24
Better Data for Better Health: Data for Health Initiative
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that 18 countries have partnered with its $100 million Data for Health (D4H) initiative. These countries will receive critical technical assistance and catalytic funding for new tools and systems to help nations gather accurate data about the health of their citizens. As part of the D4H initiative, Department of International Health faculty are working to find ways of using mobile phones to collect better and more timely data on non-communicable diseases.
- June 14
Winning an NIH Grant - Seminar
Dr. Kevin Callahan, a visiting scholar in the Department of International Health, shared his tips, strategies and insight for winning NIH grants.
- June 10
The Lancet profiles the Bloomberg School at 100
Chair David Peters is quoted on the School's commitment to addressing the problems of disadvantaged people. The profile also highlights many of the achievements of the School's faculty and alumni, including discovering the role of vitamin D in preventing rickets; directing WHO's global campaign to eradicate smallpox; developing chlorination and establishing modern water and sewage systems in 50 countries; and undertaking the world's longest-running HIV cohort study.
- June 8
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Names New Director
Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH ’97, MA, has been named the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, which is based in the Department of International Health. Barlow, who served as the center’s associate director since 2002, is taking over from Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH ’75, who founded the center in 1991. Barlow, an associate scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a leader in behavioral and mental health research, has devoted more than 25 years to addressing health disparities among American Indian populations.
- June 3
Did the Great Recession make kids fat? – Vox
PhD student Vanessa Oddo leads study that finds link between increasing unemployment rates and increases in the risk of becoming overweight during economic downturn.
- June 2
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Names New Director
Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH ’97, MA, has been named the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, which is based in the Department of International Health. Barlow, who served as the center’s associate director since 2002, is taking over from Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH ’75, who founded the center in 1991. The Center's programs reach more than 50 tribal nations in more than 15 states.
- April 25
New Vaccine Data Visualization Tool Launched
The Department's International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) launched a new, publicly accessible interactive vaccine information and data visualization tool. VIEW-hub, the Vaccine Information and Epidemiology Window, enables users to instantly visualize data about vaccine introductions, product usage, dosing schedules, access, coverage, and more for a number of vaccines. Custom queries and maps, exportable data and graphics, and a map gallery are just some of the interactive features users can access.
- April 11
Millions of Maternal and Child Lives Could Be Saved Every Year for Less Than $5 a Person
By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis led by Robert Black, PhD, a professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published April 9 in The Lancet, suggest it is possible to save many lives by broadly expanding basic services in the 74 low- and middle-income countries where more than 95 percent of the world’s maternal and child deaths occur annually.
- March 18
Can the 1979 Indochinese refugee deal provide a solution for Europe? – BBC
Associate Professor Court Robinson is interviewed. The mass exodus of people from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the 1970s, many of whom perished in overcrowded boats, led to a landmark international agreement. The United States, Canada, France, and Australia agreed to accept hundreds of thousands of refugees. What lessons can Europe learn from that crisis?
- March 16
Scientists infect people with dengue – and see it as a model to beat back Zika
An experimental dengue vaccine protected 100 percent of people when it was put to the test in a clinical trial. The study was led by Associate Professor Anna Durbin.
- March 16
The DOVE StopCholera project publishes new tools to determine when and how to conduct an oral cholera vaccine campaign
The lastest addition to the StopCholera Toolkit are (1) Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns and (2) Tools for Deciding Whether to Use OCV.
- March 7
Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response Names New Director
Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH ’96, a high-ranking official at the United Nations Refugee Agency, has been named the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response.
- March 7
Effectiveness of a pay-for-performance intervention to improve maternal and child health services in Afghanistan
A new study looks at the effectiveness of pay-for-performance (P4P) in health financing. Implementation is not always easy and P4P interventions must be better designed if they are to achieve real population health gains.
- March 4
No iron deficiency in Bangladesh, but anaemia persists – SciDevNet
Iron deficiency is not a serious cause of anaemia in Bangladesh since iron is abundant in groundwater. Other deficiencies such as those of vitamin A, zinc, micronutrients and folate are now suspected.
- February 18
Industry Initiatives to Prevent Drinking and Driving Lack Scientific Evidence of Effectiveness, New Department-Led Study Suggests
Researchers find that the most effective interventions, such as use of sobriety checkpoints and ignition interlocks, are rarely used in industry-sponsored programs.
- February 12
Hearing Loss and Nutrition – The “Silent” Epidemic. Staying Healthy Today Show
Listen to the interview with Professor Keith West and & Dr. Susan Emmett.
- February 8
Vaccines save up to 44 dollars to the dollar – Researchgate.com
A Q&A with lead author Assistant Scientist Sachiko Ozawa.
- February 8
Benefits of Childhood Immunization 16 to 44 Times the Investment
To quantify the economic benefits of immunization, Assistant Scientist Sachiko Ozawa and coauthors assessed the return on investment over a ten-year period.
- January 14
Why Hepatitis E Kills So Many Pregnant Women
Estimates show hepatitis E causes about 10,500 maternal deaths every year just in Southeast Asia
- January 11, 2016
4 Things to Know about Zika's Potential Spread to the US – The Huffington Post
- November 29
Toxic air forces 35 million Indians to visit a doctor every day – Khaleej Times
Professor David Peters and Assistant Professor Krishna Rao's editorial from The Lancet Global Health – Urban health in India: many challenges, few solutions – is quoted.
- November 23
Student profile: Naoko Kozuki, MSPH ’11, PhD candidate
Naoko talks about testing how portable ultrasounds might be able to save mothers and children in remote areas across the world
- November 21
The Department's response to the Syrian refugee crisis
Faculty and students have been working on the frontlines and behind the scenes in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
- November 20
IH alumni honored: Tolbert Nyenswah, Deputy Minister of Health, Liberia; Professor Luke Mullany; Professor Emeritus Bradley Sack
- November 19
The Ebola crisis: Faculty, students and alumni are key players on the frontlines and behind the scenes
- November 17
Protecting Kids: Developing a Vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus - NIH Director's Blog
Professor Ruth Karron led a Phase 1 clinical trial of a new experimental vaccine. Dr. Francis Collins discusses the results and the ongoing goal of developing a vaccine to combat one of the leading causes of pneumonia among infants and young children.
- November 12
New report highlights gains in child survival, progress needed to address leading killers – Medical News Today
Professor Kate O’Brien is quote. The story covers International Vaccine Access Center’s new report, 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Sustainable Progress in the Post-2015 Era.
- November 4
Potential game changer for RSV vaccine development could help millions of children every year
We could be much closer to the development of a vaccine against RSV, the most important viral cause of pneumonia and wheezing illness in infants and young children all over the world. Professor Ruth Karron answers a few questions about why findings from a new vaccine trial she led are so promising.
- October 23
Symposium in honor of Professors Brad & Dave Sack
The Sack brothers' landmark studies of the epidemiology, treatment and prevention of major global enteric pathogens including Vibrio cholera, rotavirus and Enterotoxigenic E. coli have led to their being legends in the field of diarrheal disease research.
- October 22
Deaths from chronic diseases now hitting poorest households hard in Bangladesh
The number of people in Bangladesh dying from chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension—long considered diseases of the wealthy because the poor didn’t tend to live long enough to develop them—increased dramatically among the nation’s poorest households over a 24-year period, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- September 24
Doctoral student Jessica Rothstein helps build mHealth toolkit with WHO, the UN Foundation and JHU - GmI
The mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale (MAPS) Toolkit is a comprehensive self-assessment and planning guide for projects seeking to scale up and achieve long-term sustainability of their mHealth solutions.
- September 23
What can Europe learn from the Indochina refugee crisis? Deutsche Welle
Assoicate Professor Courtland Robinson is interviewed.
- September 23
Leaders aim for sustainable development after Millennium goals success – LA Times
The so-called Sustainable Development Goals are expected to be formally approved at the United Nations this week at the largest-ever gathering of heads of state, including President Obama. Professor Robert Black comments on the UN goals.
- September 9
3 IH Students Win Center for a Livable Future Fellowships
Read more about the research of IH students Yukyan Lam, Elena Broaddus and Marie Spiker
- September 8
Removing Barriers to Timely Essential Maternal & Newborn Services
Jointly designed and developed by Johns Hopkins University, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health - Bangladesh and mPower Social Enterprises Ltd., the mCARE and mTIKA systems are aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality.
- July 18
Book release: Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolkit – Oxford University Press
An open access essential "toolbox" for the design, conduct, and analysis of field trials in low- and middle-income countries. Edited by Peter G. Smith, Richard H. Morrow, and David A. Ross
- July 15
New Report Highlights Benefits from Investments in Community Health Worker Programs
A new report finds that community health workers (CHWs) can save 3 million lives per year, stop future epidemics and create employment. The report—released by John Hopkins University, the Office of the UN Special Envoy for the health-MDGs, the World Bank, Partners in Health, Last Mile Health, the Clinton Foundation, ALMA and the governments of Ethiopia and Liberia—finds that investment in CHW programs can deliver a high economic return of up to 10:1. The report calls on government leaders, international financers, donors, and the global health community broadly to take specific actions to support the financing and scale up of CHW programs across sub-Saharan Africa. (Download Report)
- July 2
Newborn health in rural Nepal benefits from portable ultrasound donation
Professor Joanne Katz, recipient of the 2014 Data for Life Award, discusses the ultrasound project and her current work in Nepal
- July 1
Lessons in change: The Mexico sugar-sweetened beverage tax – Huffington Post
Professor Bruce Lee discusses the Mexico one peso tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
- June 21
Movie screening: Every Last Child – Covering the current polio crisis in Pakistan
Q&A afterwards with Professor Ruth Karron. This engaging documentary follows the search for a solution to this devastating disease at a critical time when we are closer than ever before to global eradication. Washington, DC, 3:30 pm.
- June 16
Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak `Very High’ In Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
The statement, signed by Associate Professor Alain Labrique and six other JHSPH researchers, warns of a risk of a Hepatitis E outbreak in quake-ravaged Nepal, and calls upon nations to use an unapproved vaccine to protect pregnant women and others at high risk.
- May 28
Transitioning Programs from Donor Support to Government – Panel Event
Associate Professor Sara Bennett presents the results from the evaluation of the Avahan transition in India
- May 25
Assessing Syria’s Needs: Q&A with Associate Professor Shannon Doocy
The Humanitarian Situation in Syria: A Snapshot in the Third Year of the Crisis
- May 6
Students examine police-youth dynamics in Baltimore
Doctoral student Kristina (“Gia”) Naranjo-Rivera her classmates have been studying the tense police-youth relationship that plagues Baltimore
- April 30
Symposium: Generating Evidence and Translating into Policies and Practice
Keynote speaker: Dr. Mariam Claeson, Director, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- April 2
Simplified antibiotic treatment strategy could save thousands of babies – Voice of America
Professor Abdullah Baqui comments on the study he led that shows young infants can be treated in outpatient settings as effectively as in hospitals.
- March 23
Bloomberg Philanthropies launches $100 million Data for Health program in developing countries
Program uses new communications technology to advance public health data collection and monitoring
- March 6
The inaugural issue of Health Systems and Reform is out
Chair David Peters is the editor for public health and Drs. Kavi Bhalla and Asha George are editorial board members. Read Assessing National Health Systems: Why and How, by Drs. Sara Bennett and David Peters
- February 12
5 Ebola Lessons – Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine
More than a year into West Africa’s devastating outbreak, humanity still has much to learn. The experts weigh in.
- February 11
Doctoral Students Find Undocumented Traumatic Brain Injuries among US Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Thousands of combat veterans suffered traumatic brain injuries that were never documented until doctoral students in International Health and Mental Health uncovered them
- February 9
Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help? – NPR
Learn about Ground Truth's attempt to figure out how disaster relief works. Associate Professor Courtland Robinson comments.
- February 9
Measles Rises Again: The Science and Policy of a Preventable Outbreak
Symposium – Speakers discussed the history of measles, the efficacy of the vaccine, barriers to implementation and the public health impact of the current outbreak.
- February 9
8th Annual George G. Graham Lecture
The Long Shadow of the Dutch Famine of 1944-1945: Studies of nutrition and health consequences across three generations
- February 3
Children Who Get Vitamin A May Be Less Likely to Develop Malaria
Large study in sub-Saharan Africa suggests vitamin A’s protective effect – New study published in eLife
- January 31
The Vaccine Lunacy: Disneyland, Measles and Madness – NY Times
Associate Professor Dan Salmon comments on the spreading of misleading information
- January 23
Surveys reveal state of Afghan population - Science magazine
Drs. Peters and Bartlett comment on the results from the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey
- Janurary 22
Gender, rights, equity: Reflections from the Health Systems Research Symposium
Assistant Professor Asha George and colleagues discuss how gender issues were incorporated into the conference
- January 15
Listen to Professor Parul Christian discuss maternal and newborn health on NPR
Professor Christian on recent findings from the School's successful JiVitA project in Bangladesh
- January 13
Sight and Life discusses effective implementation of nutrition programs with Dr. Rolf Klemm
A specialist in researching and implementing nutrition programs, Dr. Klemm discusses delivering what the science has shown to work
- December 29
Daily Multivitamin Improves Pregnancy Outcomes in South Asia, JAMA Study Shows
Professor Keith West discusses the Hopkins-led study that shows taking supplement containing 15 vitamins and minerals results in longer pregnancies and bigger, healthier babies
- December 28
The Most Dedicated Ebola Adversaries Are Men and Women on a Mission – NPR
Associate Professor Tom Kirsch discusses the importance of missionaries who have been on the front lines in the fight against Ebola
- December 24
Johns Hopkins Nursing Professor Travels to Africa on Ebola Mission – Nurse.com
Chair David Peters comments in this profile of Associate Professor Nancy Glass
- December 19
Why the US government should support GAVI – Washington Post
Editorial cites Department-led study published earlier this year in the Lancet
- December 17
Supporting Those Who Go to Fight Ebola
Healthcare institutions’ responsibilities to support their employees’ volunteer efforts in Ebola-affected regions
- December 10
Professor Joanne Katz wins Data for Life Prize to Reduce Child Mortality
Katz will test the feasibility of community-based portable ultrasound use to reduce intrapartum-related fetal and neonatal death in rural Sarlahi District, Nepal
- December 4
Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage among Poor Women
Pregnant Bangladeshis lacking vitamin nearly twice as likely to suffer losses. new research led by the Department shows
- November 25
Another Side Effect of Climate Change and El Niño Events? Shorter Kids – Mother Jones
Dr. William Checkley discusses his study on the long-term health consequences of El Niño weather systems
- November 23
Obesity Obstacles – BioCentury interviews Dr. Bruce Lee of the Global Obesity Prevention Center
- November 18
Listen to Dr. Surkan discuss her study on the challenges of grocery shopping with children in tow – WYPR's Midday
Do your kids go grocery shopping with you? It could be bad for your family's health.
- November 18
Preterm birth complication number one child killer over world – NPR interviews Prof. Black
For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children.
- November 17
Ebola Vaccine Challenge: Motorbikes and Kerosene Fridges – Bloomberg News
Companies, regulators, and non-profit groups worldwide are cooperating as never before to create a workable vaccine and announcing new timelines almost weekly.
- November 17
Public health experts stress importance of trust in West Africa as they fight Ebola – Baltimore Sun
PhD student Timothy Roberton traveled to Guinea in Africa in July to research for the Red Cross how a lack of trust in the health system there helped fuel the spread of Ebola in the early days of the outbreak.
- November 6
Dr. Allison Barlow receives the 2014 Indian Health Service Director's Award
The award honors those who have helped raise the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people and who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in public health leadership.
- November 4
Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and DSM Announce a Renewed Commitment to Prevent Micronutrient Deficiencies through the Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute
- November 3
Watch Chair David Peters discuss Ebola and his trip to the White House – CTV
Dr. Peters received praise from President Barack Obama for his work fighting Ebola in West Africa
- October 16
Why Scientists Say Ebola Will Surge But Then Level Off Before The Disease Takes Over The World — Forbes
Professors David Peters and Joshua Epstein comment on the epidemic
- October 10
Professor Santosham Receives 2014 Fries Prize for Improving Health
The prize committee cited his "seminal research, vaccine development, policy and advocacy toward the global prevention of Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) disease, saving each year more than 370,000 children’s lives."
- October 1
Alumni Event at the 3rd Global Health Symposium on Health Systems Research
IH faculty, students and staff participate in the international conference held in Cape Town
- August 18
Students assess Ebola interventions at outbreak epicenter
- August 9
What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it – AP
Professor Robert Black comments on who's at risk and what the world should do to control the outbreak
- August 6
Hidden bonus from African vaccine roll-out: reducing antibiotic resistance – Nature
Professor Kate O'Brien comments on the long-term benefits of vaccine roll-outs in sub-Saharan Africa
- August 5
Mobile tech on the Africa health frontier – Politico
- July 14
Save Lives, Train Midwives – Bloomberg View
- July 13
Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children with Malnutrition – The New York Times
- June 29
Newborn Health on the Line: The Potential mHealth Applications – JAMA
- June 26
Making health systems work in poor countries – The Guardian
Online Q&A with global health experts, including Associate Professor Sara Bennett
- June 25
Deploying Midwives in Poorest Nations Could Avert Millions of Maternal and Newborn Deaths
A small increase in number of skilled birth attendants could make an impact on intractable public health issue
- June 13
Hopkins, local developer seek to make cooking safer for rural communities – The Baltimore Sun
Developing a hood and chimney to help take smoke out of houses in Peru
- June 6
Human trafficking in the Sinai Peninsula
Feature JHSPH magazine story by doctoral student Tsega Gebreyesus
- June 2 – 6
Micronutrient Forum 2014—Global experts meet to wipe out hidden hunger
Global conference aims to ensure all people have the micronutrients they need for survival and best health
- May 16
PhD student Sarah-Blythe Ballard wins Fulbright to conduct norovirus research in Peru
Will study the relationship between norovirus pathogens and severity of pediatric diarrheal disease in a “post-rotavirus” context
- May 12, 2014
PhD student Michelle Mergler wins poster competition at 2014 CUGH Conferfence
Winning poster on Pertussis in Infants in Nepal at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference
- May 4, 2014
Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth – NPR
Professor Abdullah Baqui comments on how communnity health workers are key to newborn survival
- April 29, 2014
Prof. Mathuram Santosham Receives 2014 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award
Santosham honored for remarkable contributions to combat H. influenzae type b (Hib) diseases
- April 25, 2014
Taking on the Rising Death Toll from Traffic & Pollution – Businesss Times
World Bank analysis quantifying for the first time the combined impact of road crashes and air pollution from vehicles. Asst Professor Kavi Bhalla is a lead author.
- April 24, 2014
Sequencing Tsetse Fly Genome Reveals Surprises That May Save Lives – National Geographic
Professor Gilbert Burnham comments on the landmark article in the journal Science
- April 22, 2014
Aga Khan University Interviews Professor Adnan Hyder
- April 2, 2014
United to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress – webcast
Panelists include Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization and Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- March 27, 2014
Untrained volunteers may do harm as well as good during disasters
- March 19, 2014
Listen to Assoc. Prof. Court Robinson on NPR's On Point: Syria’s Children and the Cost of War
- March 16, 2014
An ointment could save up to half a million newborns a year, and it costs 20 cents–PRI's The World
- March 11, 2014
Casinos, Sites Of Excess, Might Actually Help Families Slim Down – NPR's All Things Considered
Assistant Professor Jessica Jones-Smith discusses her study linking casinos with a decrease in childhood obesity
- March 6, 2014
When tribes build casinos, obesity falls in youth
Assistant Professor Jessica Jones-Smith investigates the impact of economic resources on kids' health
- February 27, 2014
Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $10 Million to Save Children from Drowning
Partnership with WHO and Department's International Injury Research Unit will focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children
- February 27, 2014
Antibiotics do not prevent URI complications in children, new study finds
- February 23, 2014 New law in Oregon aimed at increasing vaccinations
PhD candidate Jessica Atwell is quoted about her study findings
- February 3, 2014
Timothy Baker Memorial Concert | Watch now
A tribute to his life and work
- January 22, 2014
The Guardian names Assoc. Prof. Martin Bloem one of the top 10 tweeters on nutrition (@mwbloem)
- January 22, 2014
Beyond mosquito net hand-outs: the fight against malaria in Nigeria
Professor Bill Brieger comments in The Guardian on how NGOs must go further than just distributing mosquito nets
- January 17, 2014
Brain Scans with a Smartphone: BBC interview with IH student
Dr. Farrah Mateen explains the Bhutan study funded by Grand Challenges Canada project
- January 8, 2013
Long-term Health Problems After Natural Disasters Strike, US News & World Report
Court Robinson quoted on obstacles that plague communities long after a natural disaster
- December 18, 2013
Zimbabwe: Drug-shunning patients could derail Zimbabwe's AIDS plan
IH graduate student quoted in All Africa article on the growing concerns around adherence to antiretroviral therapy
- December 16, 2013
Road crashes biggest killer of Americans abroad
Professor David Bishai: "What gets travelers abroad isn't so much infectious disease or homicide - it's road safety."
- December 11, 2013
New innovation needed to address global traffic deaths: 10 recommendations
Findings presented at Inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health 2013
- December 11, 2013
PhD student Atif Adam gains a bigger perspective of the obesity epidemic
- December 5, 2013
Millions of maternal, newborn and child lives could be saved by scaling up low-cost interventions
New England Journal of Medicine article reviews state of global maternal, child and newborn health - estimates how to save millions of lives by 2020
- December 4, 2013
DSM awarded Dean's Medal for the company's global service to public health & humanity
Recognized for its global corporate leadership in efforts to mitigate food insecurity, prevent hidden hunger and promote sustainable development in low-income countries
- December 3, 2013
Bruce Ames to give keynote address at 7th Graham Lecture
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins
- November 12, 2013
Henry Perry Receives Ronald McDonald House Medical Award of Excellence at the Charity's 29th Annual Awards
- November 12, 2013
The Philippines' Next Challenge: Rebuilding Its Public Health, Time magazine
Associate Professor Thomas Kirsch, Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, quoted
- November 8, 2013
NativeVision Summer Camp: American Indian kids, pro athletes and a Hollywood star have a ball
- November 1, 2013
Call for Proposals - Saving of Lives from Drowning Grants Initiative
Focus on innovative interventions for drowning prevention in low- and middle-income countries
- October 31, 2013
There's no evidence to support parental fears about vaccines
Professor Neal Halsey quoted in the Tampa Bay Times
- October 30, 2013
Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal, receives Global Health Speaker's Medal for her work with victims of human trafficking
Bloomberg School faculty present on state-of-the science at the Symposium on Human Trafficking
- October 24, 2013
New Testing Strategy Detects Population-Wide Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Could Speed Mass Intervention in Developing Countries
- October 24, 2013
Dr. Youfa Wang's Contributions to the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity
- October 9, 2013
Launch of New Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide
WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research Publish Guide by IH faculty and alum
- October 4, 2013
Professor Katherine O'Brien named Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center
- October 4, 2013
Vaccination Opt-Outs Found to Contribute to Whooping Cough Outbreaks in Kids
PhD candidate Jessica Atwell quoted in Scientific American
- October 3, 2013
Professor Robert Black Wins Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award
Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group Also Honored for Seminal Journal Series
- October 1, 2013
Whooping cough outbreak linked to vaccine refusals, watch on CBS Evening News
Dan Salmon, associate professor, discusses the effects on communities with high refusal rates
- September 20, 2013
Department-Led Studies Examine Feasibility of Reaching Child Mortality Reduction Goals
Special Lancet issue special focuses on the Countdown to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals
- September 17, 2013
Lives Saved Tool (LiST) Now Estimates Family Planning's Effect on Maternal and Child Health
BMC Public Health Supplement publishes new innovations and applications
- September 12, 2013
Jordan hosts Syrian refugees but feels the strain
Associate Prof. Courtland Robinson comments on the crisis
- September 7, 2013
Department faculty member and surgeon helps in Syria
Health care system is overwhelmed and hospitals have no room
- September 5, 2013
Kirsch to Lead Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response
Respected scholar, researcher and leader in the arena of disaster health and public health
- September 4, 2013
Optimizing the Use of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Globally, JAMA
Professor Kate O'Brien's editorial accompanies study assessing the optimal primary vaccination schedule
- August 20, 2013
Infection During Newborn's 1st Week of Life Associated With Bacterial Infection in the Mother, Science Daily
New Study Published in PLOS Med
- August 19, 2013
Richard Morrow, Pioneer in International Public Health, dies at 81
Donations to the Richard H. Morrow Scholarship Fund in Health Systems can be made to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- August 15, 2013
Parents may gravitate to providers with similar beliefs about vaccines, Reuters Health
New Study led by IH PhD candidate and faculty, published recently in Vaccine
- August 13, 2013
Millennium Villages Project to expand. Prof. Robert Black to lead evaluation - The Guardian
New $104 milion loan allows exapansion to Mali, Senegal and Uganda
- August 7, 2013
Fuel smoke in homes now linked to cardiovascular issues
Burning wood, animal dung and waste from agricultural crops to cook and heat homes can cause cardiovascular problems
- August 1, 2013
New goals in sight to reduce poverty and hunger, The Lancet
A new set of goals to complete the work of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals is about to be unveiled
- July 30, 2013
Mobile technology to ensure immunization coverage
Improving low immunization coverage among children living in Bangladesh
- July 16, 2013
Findings Could Help Slash Child Malnutrition - Voice of America
New studies published in the Lancet medical journal show that malnutrition causes 45 percent of all deaths in children under the age of five.
- July 8, 2013
Born Too Small: National and regional estimates of babies born small for gestational age
New Lancet Global Health Article | Authors Comment on Healthy Newborn Network Blog
- June 28, 2013
Hopkins signs Global Nutrition for Growth Compact
Governments, businesses and NGOs commit to take urgent action to end the scourge of undernutrition
- June 24, 2013
MSPH grad turns internship into field position
Ben Liestman, a recent IH grad, works with USAID's Research to Prevention Project in West Africa as field coordinator
- June 19, 2013
Phoenixville News profiles doctoral candidate Steve Kodish
Why he chose Hopkins and joined the fight against global hunger
- June 14, 2013
JHU mHealth Projects featured in USAID mHealth Compendium
- June 11, 2013
Fulbright and Boren Awards Go to Department Students and Alumni
Elena Broaddus, Hannah Coakley, Caitlin Milder, and Victoria Ryan
- June 6, 2013
BBC News: Nutrition 'must be a global priority,' say researchers
Malnutrition is responsible for 45% of the global deaths of children under the age of five
- Nutrition during first 1,000 days of life crucial for childhood and economic development
New Lancet Nutritions Series shows 3 million children die of malnutrition every year
- May 30, 2013
Study Examines Non-Communicable Disease Burden in Pakistan
Lancet series on Health Transitions in Pakistan
- Why Should We Care About Measuring Coverage of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Interventions?
Speaking of Medicine, PLOS MED.
- May 7, 2013
Are Health Interventions Reaching Women and Children in the Developing World? Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimist
- May 7, 2013
Can We Do Better? Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. PLOS Med Collection Launch at the National Press Club. Watch Online.
- April 17, 2013
Introducing the Incoming Chair, Professor David Peters.
Special Issue of The Globe.
- April 15, 2013
New Online Certificate: Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
- April 12, 2013
Leading Causes of Death in Children under Five Could Be Eliminated in 20 Years.
New Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea
- April 10, 2013
Communicating about Chlorhexidine Cord Cleansing Key to Compliance, in Healio Pediatrics
- April 2, 2013
Dr. Santosham Discusses Why Your ORS Recommendation Matters, in Healio Pediatrics
- March 20, 2013
Tanzania Government Determined to Reduce Child Mortality, Tanzania Daily News
- March 11, 2013
Professor and Chair Robert Black Joins Vitamin Angels' Board of Directors
- February 28, 2013
Niger's Triumph: 4 ways one of the world's poorest countries cut child mortality in half
- February 26, 2013
How To Save 3.6 million Children Each Year? Invest In Community Health Workers
- February 7, 2013
The Globe Newseltter | Winter 2013
- November 8, 2012
CDC Podcast: Hepatitis E and Maternal Deaths, by Asst. Prof. Alain Labrique
- October 16, 2012
Alumni brochure: See where IH graguates are now
- October 6, 2012
Sir George Alleyne: the champ: A Lancet profile of the IH Adjunct Professor and Director Emeritus of PAHO
- September 28, 2012
Professor Abdullah Baqui receives the Dory Storms Award in recognition of his work to reduce child mortality in the developing world
- September 25, 2012
Iron-enriched tube well water reduces risk of anemia, new Johns Hopkins University-Bangladesh research shows
- September 22, 2012
One-third of diabetes cases are undetected in Colombia, new IH-led study finds
- September 22, 2012
Hepatitis E: a Vaccine-Preventable Cause of Maternal Mortality, new study in Emerging Infectious Diseases
- September 20, 2012
Child Mortality Declines in Niger, New IH-led Study Shows in Lancet . Watch interview with lead author Dr. Agbessi Amouzou.
- September 13, 2012
Grand Challenges Canada, Saving Brains Initiative Funds 11 Bold Ideas from Innovators in the Developing World
- September 10, 2012
Postpartum Depression Linked To Shorter Children
- August 30, 2012
Professors Black and Santosham Receive JHU Alumni Association Awards
- August 29, 2012
"No More Guesstimation: How to Reliably Estimate Trends in Child Mortality," interview with Sr. Associate Ken Hill by PLoS Medicine Community Blog.
- August 29, 2012
New Child Mortality Estimation Methods Published in a Special PLoS Collection
- July 2012
Department-led study on Causes of Child Mortality is Lancet's Most Cited Paper in 2011
- July 9, 2012
Bioethics from Johns Hopkins to Myanmar
- July 9, 2012
African Bioethics Program Receives NIH Continuation Grant
- July 9, 2012
Professor Baqui Honored by Bangladesh Medical Association of North America
- June 14, 2012
Researchers Outline Plan to End Preventable Child Deaths in a Generation
- June 13, 2012
Improving Child Survival through the Use of Mobile Technologies
- May 16, 2012
Better Decisions on Fairness and Efficiency in Health. New Research Published in Value in Health.
- May 13, 2012
NY Times: Exploring the Role of Mobile Technology as a Health Care. Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative Profiled.
- May 11, 2012
Pneumonia and Preterm Birth Complications Are the Leading Causes of Childhood Death. IH Faculty Lead Publication of New Global Estimates.
- May 2, 2012
15 Million Babies Born Too Soon, Over 1 Million Die Each Year. Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth
- April 18, 2012
Special Journal Issue Highlights New International Injury Research Unit (IIRU) Work on Global Road Safety
- March 14, 2012
The Baltimore Sun features the Global mHealth Initiative, led by Asst. Prof. Alain Labrique
- March 8, 2012
Johns Hopkins Magazine features the Department's International Injury Research Unit
- March 7, 2012
Listen to VOA report on new HIV Treatment guidelines, published in Annals of Internal Medicine
- March 5, 2012
Ethiopians Trade Holy Water for AIDS Drugs. WSJ article features JHU project.
- March 5, 2012
IH faculty discuss mobile health on NPR. Listen to Asst. Professors Alain Labrique and Betty Jordan on Maryland Morning.
- February 27, 2012
Understanding consumer preferences in the context of managed competition: evidence from a choice experiment in Colombia, new article published
- February 20, 2012
Analyzing Afghan Health Outcomes
- February 15, 2012
The validity of self-reported seat belt use in Turkey, analysis by the International Injury Research Unit
- February 8, 2012
Chlorhexidine Umbilical Cord Care Can Save Newborn Lives, New Lancet Articles
- January 23, 2012
Non-certified providers provide initial care in Bangladesh, new study coming out of JiVitA-3.
- January 10, 2012
Vitamin A supplementation in preschool children and risk of hearing loss as adolescents and young adults in rural Nepal, new study published in BMJ
- December 6, 2011
Real-Time Results: Tracking Child Survival in Africa
- November 28, 2011
Socioeconomic status may explain racial disparities in diet, exercise, and weight, new study published in Journal of the American Dietetic Association
- November 18, 2011
Health Systems for All: Expanding Horizons. Video, presentations and photo contest winner.
- November 11, 2011
Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity Established
- November 7, 2011
eHealth Call to Action: Evaluation Needed on Global eHealth and mHealth Initiatives
- November 7, 2011
Lower BMI cutpoints predict diabetes and hypertension in Asians. Reuters Interviews Lead Author Professor Youfa Wang.
- October 27, 2011
Gairdner award winner, Chair Robert Black, credited with saving millions of children. Story in Toronto's Globe and Mail.
- October 21, 2011
Vaccines' challenging times," Washington Post article featuring IH doctoral student, on vaccine skeptics.
- September 24, 2011
Bill and Melinda Gates Receive Global Health Leadership Award from Department. Watch Melinda Gates's Acceptance Speech.
- August 16, 2011
Largest Global Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study Launched, Led by the Department's International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
- July 18, 2011
Voice of America Interview with Dr Jean Nachega: AIDS Drugs Offer Hope of Normal Lifespan in Africa
- July 14, 2011
Professor Thomas Quinn receives the Thomas Parran Award for his significant contributions to the field of STD research
- July 13, 2011
Global reductions in newborn and maternal deaths remain low, Prof. Black quoted by CMAJ.
- June 29, 2011
Native Vision Camp: A partnership between the NFL Players Association & the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
- June 13, 2011
Read op-ed by Prof. Santosham in The Baltimore Sun: Wealthy Nations Must Follow Through on Disease Fight
- April 14, 2011
Watch the 5th Annual George G. Graham Lecture Live at 5pm: From Bench to Bush in Designing Nutrition Interventions: Avoiding Snakes and Climbing the Ladders
- April 13, 2011
Stillbirth Data Analysis Added to Lives Saved Tool (LiST)
- March 23, 2011
Chair Robert Black Wins Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for discovering zinc can both treat and prevent diarrhea. (Also, read new Lancet profile of Prof. Black.)
- March 10, 2011
Makerere University and Hopkins Complete Unique Collaborative Learning Initiative, special issue of BMC International Health and Human Rights
- February 15, 2011
Critical Global Health Series. Experimental bio-societies: Reflections on efforts to stem Africa's HIV epidemic, by Dr. Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Université de Montréal.
- January 31, 2011
Listen to IH student and co-author of AIDS, Behavior, and Culture, Allison Ruark, speak in a special Hopkins seminar.
- December 21, 2010
Prenatal Micronutrient Supplementation Boosts Children's Cognition in Nepal. See related story by Reuters. Listen to Voice of America interview.
- December 8, 2010
Parents' Influence On Children's Eating Habits is Limited. See related story in The Baltimore Sun.
- November 15, 2010
"In Critical Condition," by Professor Santosham, in the Hindustan Times on India's Children's Day
- November 1, 2010
International Injury Research Unit (IIRU) Named WHO Collaborating Center
- October 28, 2010
New Vaccine Blog Launched by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
- October 26, 2010
Scientific American Interviews Professor David Sack about the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti
- October 6, 2010
Improving Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asst. Professor Trujillo Presents
- October 6, 2010
Department Faculty Develop Training Guide to Protect Study Participants
- September 20, 2010
Childbirth Still a Risky Undertaking in Many Countries, Prof. Robert Black quoted in Scientific American.
- August 12, 2010
Human Trials of New Dengue Vaccine Begin, Led by Department's Center for Immunization Research
- July 22, 2010
Watch TV report on A Breakthrough for Child Survival in the Poorest Nations and America's Cities; Chair Robert Black interviewed.
- July 2, 2010
Countdown to 2015 Decade Report on Maternal, Child & Newborn Survival Now Online
- June 23, 2010
Implementing Existing Interventions Could Save Lives in sub-Saharan Africa
- June 15, 2010
International Health Alumni Reception in D.C. during the Global Health Conference
- June 11, 2010
Directly Observed HIV Treatment by Patient-Nominated Treatment Supporter Improves Survival
- May 12, 2010
Infectious Diseases Caused Two-Thirds of the Nearly 9 Million Child Deaths Globally In 2008
- April 22, 2010
Pneumococcal vaccine has cut disease among Navajos, finds study led by Associate Professor Katherine O'Brien.
- April 8, 2010
1st edition of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative (JHVI) newsletter.
- April 1, 2010
New Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Economics, based in the Department of International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management.
- March 29, 2010
Investing wisely in child survival with the Lives Saved Tool (LiST): Special issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology.
- March 2, 2010
Spring issue of the Department's newsletter, The Globe, now available.
- February 8, 2010
Professor Carl Taylor 1916-2010 | Tributes from Department colleagues | Baltimore Sun obituary, NY Times obituary, and Lancet obituary
- January 29, 2010
Bill and Melinda Gates Pledge $10 Billion in Call for Decade of Vaccines. The Department's Institute for International Programs acknowledged.
- January 27, 2010
Rotavirus vaccine-A powerful tool to combat deaths from diarrhea, editorial by Professor Santosham in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- January 26, 2010
GAVI: A Time to Celebrate...And Reinvest. Read Dr. Orin Levine's latest entry on the Huffington Post.
- January 20, 2010
Department Chair Dr. Robert Black to Receive 2010 Programme for Global Paediatric Research Award.
- January 12, 2010
Independent public health evaluations could save lives, according to Lancet article by lead author Dr. Jennifer Bryce.
- January 6, 2010
High antiretroviral therapy adherence associated with lower health care costs, according to new article by lead author Dr. Jean B. Nachega.
- December 16, 2009
Department faculty publish H1N1 swine flu vaccine opinion piece in the S.F. Chronicle.
- December 8, 2009
International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) established.
- December 2, 2009
Associate Professor Adnan Hyder to lead JHSPH effort on Michael Bloomberg's $125M Global Road Safety Program.
- November 24, 2009
JHSPH Magazine features the JiVitA Project, one of the world's largest community trials investigating the role of nutrition in maternal and infant survival.
- November 2, 2009
Decrease in physical activity may not be a factor in increased obesity rates among adolescents, according to new article by lead author Associate Professor Youfa Wang.
- October 28, 2009
Article led by Associate Professor Parul Christian shows mortality rates reduced among children whose mothers received iron-folic acid supplements.
- October 1, 2009
Associate Professor Orin Levine quoted by the World Pneumonia Day coalition.
- October 1, 2009
Center for American Indian Health partners with the Notah Begay III Foundation. Watch video of Center Director Mathuram Santosham and Notah Begay III discussing the exciting opportunities this collaboration presents.
- September 10, 2009
Learn about the Department at the Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair.
- August 24, 2009
Center for Immunization Research will conduct trial of H1N1 Flu Vaccine.
- August 17, 2009
Time Magazine cites Department's research in "Diarrhea: The Great Zinc Breakthrough."
- July 23, 2009
JAMA publishes "Ancillary Care for Public Health Research in Developing Countries" by IH Associate Professor Adnan Hyder and Assistant Professor Maria Merritt.
- July 2, 2009
The JHSPH Magazine features the Applied Mental Health Research (AMHR) Group and the International Injury Research Unit (IIRU).
- June 18, 2009
WHO releases Global Status Report on Road Safety. Also, watch a video on road safety featuring Associate Professor Adnan Hyder and Michael Bloomberg.
- June 8, 2009
New York Times article quotes Associate Professor Youfa Wang on his study about parents' influence on children's eating habits.
- June 1, 2009
Cost-effective measures could stop child pneumonia deaths, according to new study led by Associate Professor Louis Niessen.
- May 31, 2009
New study, led by Associate Professor Youfa Wang, indicates parents' influence on children's eating habits is small.
- May 7, 2009
Associate Professor Orin Levine featured in a Baltimore Sun article on the fight for more funding to prevent pneumococcal diseases.
- April 30, 2009
Professor Neal Halsey quoted by FoxNews.com in an article on meeting the demand for new flu vaccine.
- April 28, 2009
A New York Times article quotes Associate Professor Orin Levine about the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Rwanda.
- April 27, 2009
Professor Ruth Karron contributes to the New York Times Op-Ed blog on Swine Flu.
- April 15, 2009
Professor Joanne Katz named 2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Fellow. The honor recognizes an ARVO member's accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association.
- April 7, 2009
PneumoADIP joins with other child health groups and Save the Children Artist Ambassadors, Gwyneth Paltrow and Hugh Laurie, to establish an annual World Pneumonia Day on November 2, 2009.
- March 26, 2009
The Lancet publishes article on new approach to study research ethics, by Associate Professor Adnan Hyder and colleagues.
- March 24, 2009
Britt Ehrhardt, MHS candidate in International Health, was named a Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation.
- March 3, 2009
A 5-year, $7-million African Institutions Initiative Grant was awarded to the Center for Infectious Diseases and partners. The initiative, funded by Wellcome Trust, is called "Southern Africa Consortium for Research Excellence (SACORE)." Associate Scientist Dr. Jean B. Nachega is the Center's Director.
- February 24, 2009
A New York Times article quotes Associate Professor Orin Levine about new Gates grants to fight pneumonia. Read more about the initiatives in the PneumoADIP press release.
- January 23, 2009
New book by Richard J. Hayes and Professor Lawrence H. Moulton published. Cluster Randomised Trials.
- January 23, 2009
The Lancet names article led by Associate Professor Baqui one of the Top Three Papers of the Year.
- January 22, 2009
The Economist quotes Professor Neal Halsey about eradicating polio in article entitled, So near, yet so far.
- January 19, 2009
Critical Global Health Series announced. First seminar begins February 17, 2009. Schedule and registration information available here.
- January 14, 2009
Department faculty Drs. Mathu Santosham and Adnan Hyder appointed 2009 Research!America Ambassadors.
- July 11, 2009
Developing World: Bring Order to Unregulated Health Markets, commentary in NatureSeptember 10-Postpartum Depression Linked To Shorter Children
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