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_Public Health News - News Releases 2020

News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Covid-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection

    Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
    Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:11:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/covid-19-study-links-strict-social-distancing-to-much-lower-chance-of-infection.html
  7. Infants in Households With Very Low Food Security May Have Greater Obesity Risk

    Infants from households reporting very low “food security,” a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food security.
    Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:22:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/infants-in-households-with-very-low-food-security-may-have-greater-obesity-risk.html
  8. Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws are Associated with Lower Firearm Homicides, Suicides

    State handgun purchaser licensing laws—which go beyond federal background checks—appear to be highly effective at reducing firearm homicide and suicide rates.
    Thu, 20 Aug 2020 20:42:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/handgun-purchaser-licensing-laws-are-associated-with-lower-firearm-homicides-suicides.html
  9. Non-Fasting Blood Test Can Help Screen Youth for Prediabetes and Diabetes

    A simple blood test that does not require overnight fasting has been found to be an accurate screening tool for identifying youth at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease risk later in life.
    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:39:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/non-fasting-blood-test-can-help-screen-youth-for-prediabetes-and-diabetes.html
  10. Study Suggests Drug Overdose Linked to PTSD

    Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:21:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-suggests-drug-overdose-linked-to-ptsd.html
  11. Immunization Programs Yield High “Return On Investment,” Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

    Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would have been lost.
    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:56:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/immunization-programs-yield high-return on investment-saving-hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars.html
  12. In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927-2020

    Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, a longtime Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty member and researcher recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, died Thursday. Rose, 92, died at home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:41:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/in-memoriam-noel-r-rose-1927-2020.html
  13. Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of The Johns Hopkins Center For Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:32:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/shannon-frattaroli-named-director-of-the-johns-hopkins-center-for-injury-research-and-policy-at-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  14. Johns Hopkins Receives $35 Million in Funding from Department of Defense for COVID-19 Blood Plasma Trials

    Johns Hopkins researchers have received $35 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) JPEO-CBRND, on behalf of the Defense Health Agency, for two nationwide clinical trials.
    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:07:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-receives-35-million-in-funding-from-department-of-defense-for-covid-19-blood-plasma-trials.html
  15. Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children

    Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA in their urine were elevated, according to a study from JHSPH researchers and the School of Medicine.
    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:54:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/higher-bpa-levels-linked-to-more-asthma-symptoms-in-children.html
  16. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course for Public Health Program Managers and Developers on Maximizing Effectiveness of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a free new online course to help public health officials implement strong contact tracing programs to break the chain of novel coronavirus transmission.
    Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:01:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-offers-new-online-course-for-public-health-program-managers-and-developers-on-maximizing-effectiveness-of-covid-19-contact-tracing.html
  17. The Challenge Initiative at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Receives Two Grants to Support Family Planning for Women and Girls in Poor Urban Areas

    The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global initiative based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received grants totaling $18.1 million from Bayer AG and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:17:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/the-challenge-initiative-at-the-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-receives-two-grants-to-support-family-planning-for-women-and-girls-in-poor-urban-areas.html

Spotlight
Racism & Public Health

Black Lives Matter demonstration Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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