Initiative Staff Profile

Initiative Staff

Joshua M. Sharfstein

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Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative and Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement

Email: joshua.sharfstein@jhu.edu

Initiative Staff

Joshua M. Sharfstein

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, is the Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement for the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, the General Preventive Medicine Residency and major practice activities, including collaboration with public health agencies. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management.  

Dr. Sharfstein is also the Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative overseeing implementation of its key components. Previously, he served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City, and health policy advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman.