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Office of Academic Affairs

Who We Are

laura Morlock, PhD Laura Morlock, PhD

Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Laura Morlock, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) is an organizational sociologist and has been a professor in the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management since 1989.  In her role as executive vice dean for academic affairs she oversees the major academic offices that serve to facilitate and coordinate educational programs.   She provides leadership in developing and continuously improving the educational programs of the School.  She works with the Dean, associate and vice deans, department chairs and faculty to develop and implement new academic programs, particularly online learning and international initiatives.  She helps develop consensus among departments regarding major academic initiatives and ensures that the School maintains policies and educational programs consistent with the requirements of governmental agencies and accrediting bodies

Janet DiPietro, PhD Janet DiPietro, PhD

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty

Janet DiPietro, PhD (Stanford University) is a developmental psychologist and has been a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1988. She is a Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and has a joint appointment in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Her research centers on human fetal development and implications for postnatal life. Her position as Associate Dean for Research & Faculty includes facilitation of
faculty research and regulatory compliance as well as faculty development.

Joshua M. Sharfstein Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Training

In addition to his role as associate dean for public health practice and training, Sharfstein holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management.  Sharfstein brings a wealth of experience and insights that will strengthen the practice, teaching, and research opportunities available to our faculty and students.

Elizabeth Stuart Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

Associate Dean for Education

In her role as Associate Dean for Education, Stuart is responsible for creating and leading a culture of educational research and innovation, including improving the quality of the School’s educational initiatives.  She will also continue her appointment as professor in the Department of Mental Health, with joint appointments in Biostatistics and Health Policy and Management.

Michael Ward, MEdMichael Ward, MEd

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Ward is responsible for the Bloomberg School's Student Affairs Office. Student Affairs includes the Office of Student Life, the Admissions Office, the Financial Aid Office, Operations, Career Services, SOURCE, and Records and Registration. He also handles issues related to academic ethics.

Jon VernickJon Vernick, Director

Office of Academic Integrity

In his role as director of the office of academic integrity, Vernick coordinates and oversees activities related to academic ethics and serves as a resource to students and faculty for issues of academic integrity that arise in the Bloomberg School.  In addition, Vernick serves as a Professor in the Department of Health, Policy and Management whose research focuses on the use of law and legal interventions to further public health and injury prevention goals.