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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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

Aisha S. Dickerson, PhD

An environmental epidemiologist, Dr. ...

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Aisha S. Dickerson, PhD

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

Addiction & Overdose

Sean T. Allen, DrPH

Baltimore, MD

Sean T. ...

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Sean T. Allen, DrPH

Addiction & Overdose

Susan G. Sherman, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Socie ...

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Susan G. Sherman, PhD

Adolescent Health

Kristin Mmari, DrPH

Baltimore, MD

Kristin Mmari, DrPH, is an associate professor in the Department of Population, Family, ...

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Kristin Mmari, DrPH

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

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

Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Keshia M. ...

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Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD

Environmental Challenges

Kirsten Koehler, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Kirsten Koehler, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Heal ...

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Kirsten Koehler, PhD

Environmental Challenges

Shima Hamidi, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Shima Hamidi, PhD, is a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Environment ...

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Shima Hamidi, PhD

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

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

Obesity & The Food System

Anne Palmer, MAIA

Baltimore, MD

Anne Palmer, MAIA, is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior, and ...

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Anne Palmer, MAIA

Darrell J. Gaskin, PhD

Baltimore, MD

Dr. Darrell J. Gaskin is the William C. and Nancy F. ...

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Darrell J. Gaskin, 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

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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