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
Addiction & Overdose

Elisha Sneddy

Albuquerque, NM

Elisha Sneddy is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and is originally from Nahodishgis ...

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Elisha Sneddy

Addiction & Overdose

LaTasha Barnwell

Baltimore, MD

LaTasha is the Senior Administrative Manager for the Division of Addiction Medicine in ...

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LaTasha Barnwell

Violence

Josh Peterson

Minneapolis, MN

As a Senior Public Health Specialist for the Minneapolis Health Department, Josh works ...

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Josh Peterson

Obesity & The Food System

Ashley Hickson

Fort Worth, TX

Ashley Hickson is a Senior Policy Associate at the Center for Science in the Public Int ...

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Ashley Hickson

Obesity & The Food System

Caroline Palmer

Minneapolis, MN

As the Safe Harbor Director in the Violence Prevention Unit at the Minnesota Department ...

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Caroline Palmer

Obesity & The Food System

Alison Wohlgemuth

San Raphael, CA

Ali Wohlgemuth is a Director at Bay Area Community Resources, where she leads a team th ...

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Alison Wohlgemuth

Violence

Quaila Hugh

New York, NY

Quaila serves as Senior Restorative Justice Associate at the Center for Court Innovatio ...

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Quaila Hugh

Environmental Challenges

Jennifer Robohm

Missoula, MT

Jennifer is a clinical psychologist and faculty member for the Family Medicine Residenc ...

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Jennifer Robohm

Adolescent Health

Katie Lu Clougherty

Washington, DC

Katie Lu began working at DC SCORES in August 2017 after graduating with a degree in pu ...

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Katie Lu Clougherty

Violence

Susan Wismar

Columbus, OH

As the Prevention Education Coordinator, Susan creates and implements the prevention st ...

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Susan Wismar

Addiction & Overdose

Robert Pitts

New York, NY

Robert joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Inn ...

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Robert Pitts

Obesity & The Food System

Katherine Thomsen

Mitchell, SD

Katherine serves as a dietitian on the inpatient team at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. ...

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Katherine Thomsen

Environmental Challenges

Leah Ford

Washington, DC

As a researcher at Food & Water Watch, Leah is focused on issues of energy consumpt ...

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Leah Ford

Addiction & Overdose

Susan Buchholz

Ashburnham, MA

Susan Buchholz serves as the lead facilitator and her community’s primary liaison to Th ...

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Susan Buchholz

Violence

Jennifer Styles

Alexandria, VA

Jennifer Styles is a Program Manager at the International Association of Chiefs of Poli ...

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Jennifer Styles

Violence

Caitlin Burke

Cincinnati, OH

Caitlin serves as the Prevention Coordinator at Women Helping Women where she supervise ...

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Caitlin Burke

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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