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

Focus Area
Area of Focus
Category
Category
Obesity & The Food System

Yeeli Mui, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Yeeli Mui, PhD, MPH, is a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Depar ...

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Yeeli Mui, PhD

Violence

Michele R. Decker, ScD

Baltimore, MD

Michele R. ...

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Michele R. Decker, ScD

Environmental Challenges

Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH

Baltimore, MD

Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH, is the Jacob I and Irene B. ...

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Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH

Addiction & Overdose

Brendan Saloner, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Brendan Saloner, PhD, is a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Depa ...

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Brendan Saloner, PhD

Adolescent Health

Tamar Mendelson, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Tamar Mendelson, PhD, is a Bloomberg Professor of American Health and Director of the C ...

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Tamar Mendelson, PhD

Violence

Holly Wilcox, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Holly Wilcox, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health, with j ...

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Holly Wilcox, PhD

Environmental Challenges

Marsha Wills-Karp

Dr. ...

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Marsha Wills-Karp

Violence

Daniel Webster, ScD

Baltimore, MD

One of the nation’s leading experts in firearm policy and the prevention of gun violenc ...

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Daniel Webster, ScD

Addiction & Overdose

Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD

Baltimore, MD

A national expert in biostatistics and policy evaluation, Elizabeth A. ...

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Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD

Adolescent Health

Maria Trent, MD

Baltimore, MD

Maria Trent, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician and adolescent/young adult medicine specialist ...

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Maria Trent, MD

Janice Bowie, PhD

Baltimore, MD

An expert in health disparities and community-based research methods, Janice Bowie, PhD ...

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Janice Bowie, PhD

Obesity & The Food System

Jessica Fanzo, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and E ...

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Jessica Fanzo, PhD

Obesity & The Food System

Alyssa Moran, ScD

Baltimore, MD

Alyssa Moran, ScD, MPH, RD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy ...

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Alyssa Moran, ScD

Environmental Challenges

Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD

Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD, MHS, is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Environmen ...

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Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD

Environmental Challenges

Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Keshia M. ...

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Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD

Marie Diener-West, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Marie Diener-West, PhD, is a Bloomberg Centennial Professor, the Helen Abbey and Margar ...

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Marie Diener-West, PhD

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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