School News Releases
Study Identifies Risk Factors for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Mortality Among U.S. Nursing Home ResidentsRisks of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection for long-stay nursing home residents were mainly dependent on factors in their nursing homes and surrounding communities.Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:28:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/study-identifies-risk-factors-for-covid-19-infection-hospitalization-and-mortality-among-us-nursing-home-residents.html
- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:16:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-again-tops-us-news-and-world-report-ranking.html
- Use of vouchers and coupons offered by pharmaceutical companies to defray patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs is concentrated among a small number of drugs.Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:20:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/drug-coupons-and-vouchers-cover-only-a-sliver-of-prescription-drugs.html
- The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Johns Hopkins University today announced the launch of the Opioid Industry Documents Archive.Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:09:02 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/ucsf-and-johns-hopkins-university-launch-digital-trove-of-opioid-industry-documents.html
- Ahead of the first U.S. emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine, only half of Americans said they were likely to get vaccinated as soon as possible.Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:04:34 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/snapshot-of-covid-19-vaccine-intentions-highlights-challenges-of-achieving-community-immunity-goals.html
Telehealth Consults Increased More Than 50-Fold Among Privately Insured Working-Age Patients During First Phase of the PandemicA study co-authored by Bloomberg School researchers found telehealth consults among privately insured working-age patients accounted for almost 24 percent of outpatient consults with health care providers during the early phase of the pandemic.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:09:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/telehealth-consults-increased-more-than-50-fold-among-privately-insured-working-age-patients-during-first-phase-of-the-pandemic.html
Surveys Find Strong Support for COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Over Time, With Differences By Age, Beliefs, and Party AffiliationA set of surveys fielded last year found that a large majority of U.S. adults support COVID-19 mitigation measures, including indoor mask wearing, social distancing, and contact tracing, with significant differences across certain groups.Thu, 18 Mar 2021 20:52:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/surveys-find-strong-support-for-covid-19-mitigation-measures-over-time-with-differences-by-age-beliefs-and-party-affiliation.html
Scientists Discover Cellular Stress Enzyme That Might Play Key Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases Such as ALSAn enzyme called MARK2 has been identified as a key stress-response switch in cells in a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:15:41 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/scientists-discover-cellular-stress-enzyme-that-might-play-key-role-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-such-as-als.html
As Cases Spread Across U.S. Last Year, Pattern Emerged Suggesting Link Between Governors’ Party Affiliation and COVID-19 Case and Death NumbersThe per-capita rates of new COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths were higher in states with Democrat governors in the first months of the pandemic last year, but became much higher in states with Republican governors by mid-summer and through 2020.Wed, 10 Mar 2021 13:24:44 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/as-cases-spread-across-us-last-year-pattern-emerged-suggesting-link-between-governors-party-affiliation-and-covid-19-case-and-death-numbers.html
Study Finds Low Awareness of PrEP, the Highly Effective Medication That Protects Individuals from HIVSurvey also reveals racial disparities surrounding PrEP awareness but finds patients at two sexual health clinics were highly receptive to learning more about PrEP.Tue, 09 Mar 2021 13:25:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/study-finds-low-awareness-of-prep-the-highly-effective-medication-that-protects-individuals-from-hiv.html
Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Staph Bacteria May Be Spreading Between Pigs Raised in Factory Farms and People in North CarolinaDNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains are spreading between pigs and people, representing an emerging public health threat.Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:13:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/antibiotic-resistant-strains-of-staph-bacteria-may-be-spreading-between-pigs-raised-in-factory-farms-and-people-in-north-carolina.html
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Javier Cepeda as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Javier Cepeda, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Epidemiology.Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:29:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-javier-cepeda-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Receives $10.3 Million Grant for Global Prevention ProgramThe Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded $10.3 million from Oak Foundation for the Center’s new “Global Perpetration Prevention: Translating Knowledge into Action” program.Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:25:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-moore-center-for-the-prevention-of-child-sexual-abuse-receives-10.3-million-grant-for-global-prevention-program.html
Requests for Brand Name over Generic Prescription Drugs Cost the Medicare Program an Additional $1.7 Billion in a Single Year, Study FindsThe Medicare Part D program would have saved $977 million in a single year if all branded prescription drugs requested by prescribing clinicians had been substituted by a generic option.Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:20:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/requests-for-brand-name-over-generic-prescription-drugs-cost-the-medicare-program-an-additional-1.7-billion-in-a-single-year-study-finds.html
- Data collected in 23 countries in last two weeks of January reveal overall drop in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, with increased acceptance in nine countries.Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:56:46 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/covid-19-vaccine-acceptance-falling-globally-and-in-the-us-survey-finds.html
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Racism & Public Health
Exhausted by racism, I’m energized by the opportunity to advance anti-racism. By Keshia M. Pollack Porter
November 13, 2020
Five young Baltimoreans share what they see—and what needs to change.
November 13, 2020
A new office aims to break down structural racism and inequities at the School and beyond.
November 13, 2020
Deep-seated structural and systemic racism aren’t just obstacles to addressing Black women’s health issues—they are the health issue.
November 13, 2020
Multiple factors including socioeconomic status and access to health care have combined to erode Black men’s health.
November 13, 2020
Housing relocation programs aim to address health inequities linked to decades of discrimination.
October 28, 2020
Black Americans are more likely to live near pollution sources that set off a dangerous cascade of health problems.
October 14, 2020
Barriers to mobility have contributed to longstanding structural racism.
September 8, 2020
Health disparities in kidney disease contribute to suffering and premature death for Black people.