At a Glance
Through Education, Research, and Practice, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative Aims to Improve Health and Save Lives Nationwide
We’re tackling five critical, 21st-century issues that challenge health in the United States
Our work is deeply rooted in equity, evidence, and policy
Bloomberg Fellows work for at least one year for their organizations following graduation
We award more than 50 full-tuition MPH and DrPH scholarships to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health each year
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ donation to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that launched the Initiative
By spreading smart public health strategies that save lives and bringing people together to try new approaches, we can make the same strides in the 21st century against health threats like air pollution, gun violence, and obesity that we did in the 20th century against infectious disease. There’s no institution better equipped to lead the charge than Johns Hopkins.
Meet the Initiative
Akola FrancisBaltimore, MD
Akola serves as the Center Administrator for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative....
Erin GatzBaltimore, MD
Erin Gatz, MPH, is the Initiative's Research Program Officer....
Faria ZamanBaltimore, MD
Faria, MPA, is the Fellowship Officer for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and...
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MDBaltimore, MD
Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Vice Dean for Public Health Pract...
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
Justin OrloveBaltimore, MD
Justin Orlove is the Financial Officer for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative....
Michelle Spencer, MSBaltimore, MD
Michelle Spencer, MS, is the Associate Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initia...
Michelle Spencer, MS
Paulani MuiBaltimore, MD
Paulani Mui, MPH, is a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Publ...
Shane BryanBaltimore, MD
Shane Bryan is the Partnership & Engagement Officer for the Bloomberg American Heal...
Shannon A. JonesBaltimore, MD
Shannon Jones is the Communications and Events Manager for the Bloomberg American Healt...
Shannon A. Jones
Bria AshleyBaltimore, MD
Bria Ashley is the Administrative Coordinator at the Bloomberg Americ...
Scarleth SagastumeBaltimore, MD
Scarleth Sagastume serves as the Fellowship Coordinator for the Bloom...
Cheryl JenkinsBaltimore, MD
Cheryl Jenkins serves as the Budget Analyst for the Bloomberg American Heal...
Thomas HigdonBaltimore, MD
Thomas Higdon is the Policy Officer for the Initiative where he is responsi...
Su TellakatBaltimore, MD
Su Tellakat is the Communications and Marketing Associate for the Bloomberg American He...
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