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
Tiara Willie, PhDBaltimore, MD
Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health...
Tiara Willie, PhD
Susan G. Sherman, PhDBaltimore, MD
Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Socie ...
Susan G. Sherman, PhD
Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPHBaltimore, MD
A Liberian-born general internist, social epidemiologist, and health services researche ...
Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPHBaltimore, MD
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH, is the Jacob I and Irene B. ...
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH
Kristin Mmari, DrPHBaltimore, MD
Kristin Mmari, DrPH, is an associate professor in the Department of Population, Family, ...
Kristin Mmari, DrPH
Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD
Aisha S. Dickerson, PhD
Melissa Walls, PhDBaltimore, MD
Melissa Walls, PhD (first-generation descendant of Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nat ...
Melissa Walls, PhD
Tamar Mendelson, PhDBaltimore, MD
Tamar Mendelson, PhD, is a Bloomberg Professor of American Health and Director of the C ...
Tamar Mendelson, PhD
Alyssa Moran, ScDBaltimore, MD
Alyssa Moran, ScD, MPH, RD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy ...
Alyssa Moran, ScD
David CelentanoBaltimore, MD
David Celentano, ScD '77, MHS '75, is a Bloomberg Centennial Professor and the Dr. ...
Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD
Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD, MHS, is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Environmen ...
Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD
Jessica Fanzo, PhDBaltimore, MD
Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and E ...
Jessica Fanzo, PhD
Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhDBaltimore, MD
A national expert in biostatistics and policy evaluation, Elizabeth A. ...
Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD
Janice Bowie, PhDBaltimore, MD
An expert in health disparities and community-based research methods, Janice Bowie, PhD ...
Janice Bowie, PhD
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