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COVID-19 Resources for Practitioners

About the Initiative

The Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Training Initiative draws on resources at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University to provide COVID-19 training support for public health workers across the US.

Training support includes the development of free online courses and tools, tailored training for public health departments in the US, and additional training for the Baltimore Health Corps. The COVID-19 Training Initiative is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Our People

Melissa Marx

Melissa Marx

Melissa Marx is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She spent over 13 years practicing epidemiology including responding and leading responses to outbreaks for the CDC, first as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer, later as a senior epidemiologist for CDC at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and then for CDC overseas.

Kyu Han Lee

Kyu Han Lee
Deputy Director

Kyu Han Lee is a Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His work includes infectious disease surveillance and research focused on the transmission and prevention of emerging infectious diseases.


The COVID-19 Training Initiative is an initiative of the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, which is led by Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice Dr. Beth Resnick and Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement Dr. Joshua Sharfstein. Administrative support is provided by the Department of Health Policy and Management.