News and Events
- 2019 Delta Omega Inductee
- On behalf of the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Health Policy and Management, we would like to congratulate Jenna Bluestein, MPP '19, on her induction into the John's Hopkins Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. As a MPP student, Jenna worked with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition to advocate for the establishment of safe consumption sites in Baltimore. She also worked with IHSP faculty from the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research to co-author a peer-reviewed article on efforts to establish safe consumption sites in five jurisdictions across the United States. Jenna is a leader, and this honor recognizes her current and future contributions to the field of public health!
- Grants awarded
- Beth McGinty, PhD, MS, is the recipient of a $50,000 President’s Frontier Award for her proposal Studying Strategies to Increase Public and Decisionmaker Support for Medication Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. This study will use randomized message testing experiments to examine strategies designed to persuade the public and key decisionmakers, including healthcare leaders, of the importance, effectiveness and feasibility of using evidence-based medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
- Alyssa Moran, ScD, MPH, BA, belong to one of nine research teams to receive funding from Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which focuses on promoting healthy eating among children. Her research will examine the incremental and combined impact of participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and receiving housing assistance on nutrition and health in U.S children
- New online course! Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate - enrollment now open
Enrollment is now open for an online course designed for policymakers, decision makers and practitioners and available through Coursera. Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate: A Primer for City, Local, and Regional Action from Johns Hopkins University is an introduction to the multiple ways our changing climate affects global population health and to promising policy and practice responses.
Course instructors include Thomas A. Burke, a core faculty member at the Institute for Health and Social Policy.
- Scholarships awarded
With generous support from a fund established by alumni of the master of public policy program at the Institute for Health and Social Policy, alumni and student scholarships were recently awarded to enable travel to the 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Washington, D.C. and the 2019 International APPAM Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
The awardees for the 2019 APPAM Fall Research conference were:
- Ari Davis, MPP '18 and Danielle Gilmore, MPP '18 and Jenna Bluestein: second-year student MPP student
The awardees for the 2019 International APPAM Conference are:
- Sophie Morse, MPP '17 and Kathryn Walsh, MPP '18
The 2019 International APPAM Conference in Barcelona, Spain on July 29-30, 2019 is being co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins University and the University Pompeu Fabra (JHU-UPF) Public Policy Center. More information on the Conference is available here.
- Scholarships available to attend APPAM Conference in Barcelona - applications due January 1, 2019
A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to up to two students or alumni of the Institute’s master of public policy program to use toward registration and travel costs to the APPAM 2019 International Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Selected recipients will also serve as part of the conference planning committee.
- Submit a CV
- One-page statement of your accomplishments and future plans to influence global policy change
- One recommendation letter from either a faculty member or public policy professional to David Earle by January 1, 2019
- Institute faculty contribute to Public Health Reports supplement
November 15, 2018
With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative released a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon General. The issue, From Local Action to National Progress on 5 Major Health Challenges: The Bloomberg American Health Initiative (Public Health Reports, Nov/Dec 2018 Supplement), includes a series of articles addressing five of the most complex and urgent health challenges facing the United States: addiction and overdose, violence, obesity and the food system, environmental challenges, and risks to adolescent health, along with articles on cross-cutting areas such as policy change.
The supplement’s guest editors are Bloomberg School Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, MSc; vice dean and director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and Institute core faculty member Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD; Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS; and Jessica Leighton, PhD, from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Numerous Institute faculty members (names in bold) authored articles in the supplement: The full supplement is available for download here
- The Importance of Policy Change for Addressing Public Health Problems Keshia M. Pollack Porter, Lainie Rutkow and Emma E. McGinty
- A Public Health Strategy for the Opioid Crisis Brendan Saloner, Emma E. McGinty, Leo Beletsky, Ricky Bluthenthal, Chris Beyrer, Michael Botticelli and Susan G. Sherman
- Building Healthy Community Environments: A Public Health Approach Kirsten Koehler, Megan Latshaw, Thomas Matte, Daniel Kass, Howard Frumkin, Mary Fox, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Marsha Wills-Karp and Thomas A. Burke
- Faculty in the Media
October 22, 2018
AP Analysis: Obamacare shapes opioid grant spending Associated Press (AP)