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Beth A. Resnick, DrPH

  • Assistant Dean for Practice and Training
  • Senior Scientist

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 457
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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DrPH, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, 2016
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1995
BA, University of Michigan, 1989


Beth A. Resnick is a Senior Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. She is Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice and Training and Director of the MSPH Program in Health Policy. Her research and practice interests include assessing and improving the public health infrastructure, enhancing knowledge of potential environment and health connections, and developing effective public health policies.

Prior to her appointment at Johns Hopkins, Beth Resnick was Director of Environmental Health at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). She provided education, information, research, and technical assistance to the nation’s 3,000 local health departments and facilitated partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen local environmental public health practice.

Honors and Awards

2012 SOURCE Service Learning Faculty Fellow 

2004-2006 American Public Health Association Environment Section Governing Council Representative

2002 National Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar

1999 Mid-Atlantic Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar

  • public health practice
  • public health infrastructure
  • public health systems and services research
  • environmental public health
  • Department of Health Policy and Management

These are selected publications that highlight my public heath systems and services research emphasizing the need for sufficient public health resources and workforce capacity at the state and local level to protect and improve population health.

  • Leider J., Resnick B, Bishai D, Scutchfield FD. (2018) How Much Do We Spend? Creating Historical Estimates of Public Health Expenditures in the United States at the Federal, State, and Local Levels Annual Review of Public Health Vol. 39, 6.1-6.12.
  • Resnick BA, Fisher J, Colrick I, Leider J. (2017) The Foundational Public Health Services as a Framework to Estimate Spending. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 53(5) 646–651
  • Leider J, Alfonso N, Resnick B, Brady E, McCullough JM, Bisha D. (2018) Assessing the Value of 40 Years of Local Public Expenditures on Health. Health Affairs Vol. 37 (4) 560-569.
  • Leider, JP, Resnick B, Sesenig A, Alfonso N., Brady, E, Colrick I, Bishai B. (2016), Assessing the Public Health Activity Estimate from the National Health Expenditure Accounts: Why Public Health Expenditure Definitions Matter, Journal of Health Care Finance, 42, November 2016
  • Zablotsky Kufel  J., Resnick B.,  Fox M., Frattaroli S., Gielen A., Burke T.  (2011) The Impact of Local Environmental Health Capacity on Foodborne Illness Morbidity in Maryland.  American Journal of Public Health;101(8):1495-500