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
Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD
Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD, MHS, is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Environmen...
Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD
Aisha S. Dickerson, PhD
Kristin Mmari, DrPHBaltimore, MD
Kristin Mmari, DrPH, is an associate professor in the Department of Population, Family,...
Kristin Mmari, DrPH
Maria Trent, MDBaltimore, MD
Maria Trent, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician and adolescent/young adult medicine specialist...
Maria Trent, MD
Tamar Mendelson, PhDBaltimore, MD
Tamar Mendelson, PhD, is a Bloomberg Professor of American Health and Director of the C...
Tamar Mendelson, PhD
Keshia Pollack Porter, PhDBaltimore, MD
Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD
Kirsten Koehler, PhDBaltimore, MD
Kirsten Koehler, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Heal...
Kirsten Koehler, PhD
Shima Hamidi, PhDBaltimore, MD
Shima Hamidi, PhD, is a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Environment...
Shima Hamidi, PhD
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPHBaltimore, MD
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH, is the Jacob I and Irene B....
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH
Jessica Fanzo, PhDBaltimore, MD
Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and E...
Jessica Fanzo, PhD
Melissa Walls, PhDBaltimore, MD
Melissa Walls, PhD (first-generation descendant of Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nat...
Melissa Walls, PhD
Yeeli Mui, PhDBaltimore, MD
Yeeli Mui, PhD, MPH, is a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Depar...
Yeeli Mui, PhD
Daniel Webster, ScDBaltimore, MD
One of the nation’s leading experts in firearm policy and the prevention of gun violenc...
Daniel Webster, ScD
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