School News Releases
- Blood sugar control among adults with diabetes in the United States declined significantly in the past decade, according to a nationwide study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:10:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/major-study-of-diabetes-trends-shows-americans-blood-sugar-control-is-getting-worse.html
- A new study suggests a slowdown in the use of convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients led to a higher COVID-19 mortality during a critical period during this past winter’s surge.Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:49:46 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/drop-in-convalescent-plasma-use-at-us-hospitals-linked-to-higher-covid-19-mortality-rate.html
- The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announces its 2021 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows.Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:55:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-announces-fifth-class-of-bloomberg-fellows.html
Report: Analysis of Baltimore City’s Urban Farms and Gardens Finds Safe Levels of Metals at Vast Majority of SitesA new report that examined soil, water, and produce from urban farms and gardens in Baltimore City found low levels of lead and other metals that pose no reason for concern at the majority of growing sites.Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:10:08 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/report-analysis-of-baltimore-citys-urban-farms-and-gardens-finds-safe-levels-of-metals-at-vast-majority-of-sites.html
- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recognized the Class of 2021 in a pre-recorded Convocation broadcast on May 25.Wed, 26 May 2021 15:43:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/class-of-2021-908-students-graduate-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
- The development of dementia, often from Alzheimer’s disease, late in life is associated with abnormal blood levels of dozens of proteins up to five years earlier.Mon, 17 May 2021 15:58:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/researchers-identify-proteins-that-predict-future-dementia-alzheimers-risk.html
- The chemical compound glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, can weaken the immune systems of insects.Thu, 13 May 2021 13:10:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/ingredient-in-common-weed-killer-impairs-insect-immune-systems-study-suggests.html
- Meat that is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is less likely to be contaminated with bacteria that can sicken people, including dangerous, multidrug-resistant organisms, compared to conventionally produced meat.Wed, 12 May 2021 13:16:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/organic-meat-less-likely-to-be-contaminated-with-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-study-suggests.html
- A new approach to road safety that relies on design and engineering principles—the “Safe System” approach—could lead to dramatic reductions in vehicle-related deaths and injuries if implemented in the U.S.Tue, 11 May 2021 13:24:48 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/report-safe-system-approach-could-dramatically-reduce-road-deaths-while-improving-equity.html
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Co-Hosts: “Bridging Faith And Science To Combat The Overdose Crisis” With President Bill Clinton and Faith LeadersThis inaugural discussion will focus on understanding and addressing the role of racial and ethnic disparities in the addiction and overdose crisis as well as the role faith and science leaders can play in finding solutions.Mon, 03 May 2021 16:56:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-co-hosts-bridging-faith-and-science-to-combat-the-overdose-crisis-with-president-bill-clinton-and-faith-leaders.html
Statement from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control on a Ban on Menthol CigarettesWe welcome and support the FDA’s plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars announced this week. This action is an important step in preventing deaths, improving health outcomes, and addressing health disparities, especially for Black Americans.Fri, 30 Apr 2021 20:54:46 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/statement-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-and-the-institute-for-global-tobacco-control-on-a-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes.html
- Large study suggests that symptom screening, other measures can eliminate most or all excess risk of developing COVID-19-like symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:20:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/in-person-schooling-with-inadequate-mitigation-measures-raises-household-members-COVID-19-risk.html
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
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Racism & Public Health
Making room for more diverse academic leadership at Johns Hopkins will be transformational.
May 27, 2021
It will take leaders—and agitators—to rebuild policies, processes, and institutions born of racism.
April 30, 2021
The health threats facing Native communities call for culturally grounded solutions.
March 31, 2021
We must apply our knowledge to the health problems in front of us.
February 26, 2021
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.