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Stories from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Public Health Law Experts Discuss the Supreme Court Vacancy and Barrett Nomination

    The Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the subsequent nomination of Amy Coney Barrett by President Trump, raise profound public health questions with potential consequences for millions of Americans
    Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:32:24 GMT
  2. The Racial Inequities of Kidney Disease

    Health disparities in kidney disease contribute to suffering and premature death for Black people.
    Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:12:51 GMT
  3. 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.
    Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:51:08 GMT
  4. 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).
    Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:24:52 GMT
  5. The Black Men’s Health Project

    A vision to improve the lives of Black men
    Fri, 24 Jul 2020 18:01:05 GMT
  6. How Broadcaster Hugh Downs Helped to Change the Course of JHSPH

    Hugh Downs, who passed away on July 1, told the story of Al Sommer’s vitamin A work on ABC’s 20/20 in a way that got an entire nation of scientists and generalists to see public health, and the role of nutrition, in a whole new light.
    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:50:18 GMT
  7. Juneteenth: Commemorate, Celebrate, and Elevate

    A renewed focus on Juneteeth arose after a month of anguish and protests following the homicide of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. But how do we continue to center the attention on antiracism and Black Lives Matter?”
    Wed, 24 Jun 2020 20:26:14 GMT
  8. Reducing Law Enforcement Violence and Building Trust: Q&A on a Report on Gun Laws in Baltimore

    Researchers share the background, findings, and takeaways from a report on the enforcement of gun laws in Baltimore.
    Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:47:13 GMT
  9. Our Online Master’s Degree Programs Are Still Accepting Applications For Fall

    Get a Bloomberg degree from anywhere in the world: Our fully online degree programs are still accepting applications for fall matriculation!
    Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:55:28 GMT
  10. Funding Opportunities for Master’s Students

    A guide to funding for master's students at the Bloomberg School.
    Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:44:26 GMT
  11. Keeping Drinking Water Safe

    In cities across the U.S., water systems are under threat as aging infrastructure is being stressed by climate change.
    Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:35:42 GMT
  12. What Measles Outbreaks May Mean For You

    It’s one of the most contagious diseases in the world. We have a very effective vaccine that protects us—but vaccines only work if they are used. William Moss of the International Vaccine Access Center answers some basic questions.
    Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:50:21 GMT