About the Initiative

A Major Investment in a Healthy Future for the United States

At a Glance

Through Education, Research, and Practice, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative Aims to Improve Health and Save Lives Nationwide

5 Focus Areas

We’re tackling five critical, 21st-century issues that challenge health in the United States

3 Cross-cutting Themes

Our work is deeply rooted in equity, evidence, and policy

1 Year Commitment

Bloomberg Fellows work for at least one year for their organizations following graduation

50+ Full-tuition Scholarships

We award more than 50 full-tuition MPH and DrPH scholarships to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health each year

$300 Million Donation

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.

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies
Three-term Mayor of New York City
Johns Hopkins University Class of 1964

Meet the Initiative

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Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Baltimore, MD

Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Vice Dean for Public Health Pract ...

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Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Michelle Spencer, MS

Baltimore, MD

Michelle Spencer, MS, is the Associate Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initia ...

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Michelle Spencer, MS

Akola Francis

Baltimore, MD

Akola serves as the Center Administrator for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. ...

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Akola Francis

Justin Orlove

Baltimore, MD

Justin Orlove is the Financial Officer for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

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Justin Orlove

Shane Bryan

Baltimore, MD

Shane Bryan is the Partnership & Engagement Officer for the Bloomberg American Heal ...

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Shane Bryan

Shannon A. Jones

Baltimore, MD

Shannon Jones is the Communications and Events Manager for the Bloomberg American Healt ...

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Shannon A. Jones

Erin Gatz

Baltimore, MD

Erin Gatz, MPH, is the Initiative's Research Program Officer. ...

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Erin Gatz

Faria Zaman

Baltimore, MD

Faria, MPA, is the Fellowship Officer for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and ...

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Faria Zaman

Paulani Mui

Baltimore, MD

Paulani Mui, MPH, is a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Publ ...

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Paulani Mui

Get in Touch

Our Team is Excited to Hear from You

General

For all general inquiries, please email AmericanHealth@jhu.edu

Fellows Program

For questions about the Fellows program, email BloombergFellowsMPH@jhu.edu

Media

For media inquiries, email Shannon Jones at sjone242@jhu.edu

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