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SCIBAR | Support for Creative Integrated Basic and Applied Research

SCIBAR Initiative

Support for Creative Integrated Basic and Applied Research

To promote the power of science, the Strategic Plan of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls for investments in new initiatives that build on our excellence in basic research, the power of science, and the application of our research to make a measurable impact on new or emerging public health challenges.

With collaboration at its core, SCIBAR is team science and visionary public health at its best.

SCIBAR—Support for Creative Integrated Basic and Applied Research—is one such initiative. SCIBAR will harness the breadth of the Bloomberg School’s capabilities to solve complex and pressing public health challenges. At its core is the tenet that non-traditional partnerships within our faculty members—who are among the leading scientists and practitioners in the world—can produce bold initiatives that generate testable hypotheses with practical applications that can benefit the public’s health in the United States and throughout the world.

What is SCIBAR?


  • SCIBAR will leverage the breadth and depth of the School, build new partnerships, and help us rethink the way we do team science
  • SCIBAR will create powerful new partnerships for both problem solving and the generation of new knowledge by integrating theory with practice 
  • SCIBAR will accelerate the translation of innovative basic science to practical, real world applications with the ultimate goal of solving the most important public health problems
  • SCIBAR will spark new or expanded areas of excellence and leverage what is best about our School


Slack is a collaboration hub where you and your team can work together to get things done. SCIBAR will be using Slack to facilitate networking and the creation of new collaborations at JHSPH.

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Power of Science

An initiative of the
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Strategic Plan.


Header background illustration: Jennifer E. Fairman