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  1. New Johns Hopkins Center for Research on COVID-19 Immunity

    Researchers at the Bloomberg School and School of Medicine have been jointly awarded a major grant from the National Cancer Institute to set up a center for research on the human serological immune response to COVID-19.
    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:49:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-johns-hopkins-center-for-research-on-covid-19-immunity.html
  2. Americans’ Responses to Covid-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

    Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits to parks and beaches.
    Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:19:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/americans-responses-to-covid-19-stay-home-orders-differed-according-to-population-density.html
  3. Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy

    Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease.
    Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:17:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/patients-who-had-more-severe-covid-19-may-be-the best-donors-for-convalescent-plasma-therapy.html
  4. Survey: More U.S. Adults Want the Government to Have a Bigger Role in Improving Peoples’ Lives Than Before the Pandemic

    The share of U.S. adults who support an active government role in society increased by more than 40 percent during the initial pandemic response.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:07:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-more-u.s.-adults-want-the-government-to-have-a-bigger-role-in-improving-peoples-lives-than-before-the-pandemic.html
  5. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints David Celentano as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed David Celentano, ScD, MHS, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:01:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-david-celentano-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  6. Researchers Improve the Standard Method for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    Taking into account two common kidney disease tests may greatly enhance doctors’ abilities to estimate patients’ cardiovascular disease risks, enabling millions of patients to have better preventive cardiovascular care.
    Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:55:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/researchers-improve-the-standard-method-for-assessing-cardiovascular-disease-risk.html
  7. Exposure to Vitamin D in the Womb Might Minimize Risk of High Blood Pressure for Children Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia

    Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy.
    Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:55:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/exposure-to-vitamin-d-in-the-womb-might-minimize-risk-of-high-blood-pressure-for-children-born-to-mothers-with-preeclampsia.html
  8. Study Highlights Shortcomings in Telemedicine Despite Large Increases in Remote Consults During Covid-19 Pandemic

    Despite increased use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have had significantly fewer consultations with primary care doctors and markedly fewer assessments of common cardiac risk factors.
    Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:18:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-highlights-shortcomings-in-telemedicine-despite-large-increases-in-remote-consults-during-covid-19-pandemic.html
  9. Study Identifies Shortcomings in FDA Evaluations for New Opioid Drug Approvals Over Two Decades

    Approvals of prescription opioids by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over more than two decades have been based on evaluations in narrowly defined patient groups for which certain safety-related outcomes have been rarely systematically assessed.
    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:08:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-identifies-shortcomings-in-fda-evaluations-for-new-opioid-drug-approvals-over-two-decades.html
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Marie Diener-West as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Marie Diener-West, PhD, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. This is an endowed position made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:48:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-marie-diener-west-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  11. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Janice Bowie as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.
    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:51:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-janice-bowie-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  12. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Tiara C. Willie as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health.
    Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:28:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-tiara-c-willie-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
  13. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Brendan Saloner as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Brendan Saloner, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
    Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:58:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-brendan-saloner-as-new-bloomberg-associate-professor-of-american-health.html
  14. In Memoriam: Edyth Hull Schoenrich, 1919 – 2020

    Edyth Hull Schoenrich, a JHSPH faculty member for more than 50 years and former director of the Bureau of Chronic Diseases of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Saturday, September 12. She was 101.
    Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:05:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/in-memoriam-edyth-hull-schoenrich-1919-2020.html
  15. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Susan G. Sherman as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Susan G. Sherman, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.
    Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:59:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-susan-g-sherman-as-new-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  16. Former Administrator of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Join The Bloomberg School as a Distinguished Policy Scholar

    Mark Rosekind, the fifteenth administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Distinguished Policy Scholar on September 1.
    Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:44:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/former-administrator-of-the-national-highway-traffic-safety-administration-to-join-the-bloomberg-school-as-a-distinguished-policy-scholar.html
  17. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Maria Trent as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Maria Trent, MD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.
    Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:08:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-maria-trent-as-new-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html

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Racism & Public Health

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The Double Jeopardy of Environmental Racism | Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine

Black Americans are more likely to live near pollution sources that set off a dangerous cascade of health problems.

October 14, 2020

For Blacks and Other Minorities, Transportation Inequities Often Keep Opportunities Out of Reach

Barriers to mobility have contributed to longstanding structural racism.

September 8, 2020

The Inequities of Kidney Disease

Health disparities in kidney disease contribute to suffering and premature death for Black people.

September 3, 2020

How Structural Racism Harms Black Americans’ Health

Data on systemic inequities reveal the barriers that lead to harder, shorter lives

September 2, 2020

Leadership on Syphilis Studies – for Better and for Worse

A historical recounting of how Johns Hopkins rose to prominence in the 1930s and 1940s as the foremost center of syphilis research, but also played an advisory role in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study which intentionally deceived African-American men.

September 1, 2020

How the Bloomberg School Enforced the Color Line in Admissions—and Then Broke it

A historical recount of how leaders at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health upheld segregation laws before admitting its first African-American student, Reginald G. James (MPH 1946).

AUGUST 31, 2020

COVID-19, Racism, and Kidney Disease

Kidney disease among Black Americans demonstrates how social injustices contribute to population health problems, according to Tanjala Purnell, PhD, and Deidra Crews, MD.

AUGUST 10, 2020

The Black Men’s Health Project

Black men have an average life expectancy of 72—the shortest lifespan of all groups by race and gender. Roland Thorpe, PhD, intends to change that.

JULY 24, 2020

What Does It Mean to Call Racism a Public Health Issue?

The intersecting crises of COVID-19 and racism means the field of public health must name, define and address racism as a critical public health problem, says Georges Benjamin, MD.

JUNE 25, 2020

Racism and COVID-19

Lisa Cooper, director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, explains why the coronavirus pandemic hit Black communities especially hard.

JUNE 24, 2020

The Racism Pandemic: Thoughts from an African Student

“I am a living testimony of what happens when a society breaks down and sacrifices human rights,” writes Ambulai Johnson, a graduate student from Liberia.

JUNE 23, 2020