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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Adolescent Health

Joanne M. Tremblay Jackson

Hartford, CT

Joanne started at Hartford Public Schools as a school social worker and now serves as t

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Joanne M. Tremblay Jackson

Addiction & Overdose

Lindsey Sizemore

Nashville, TN

For the last decade, Lindesy has built capacity to address the downstream infectious co

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Lindsey Sizemore

Addiction & Overdose

Aron Thiim

Boston, MA

Aron is the Program Manager for Infectious Diseases and Prevention at

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Aron Thiim

Obesity & The Food System

Jana Goins

Baltimore, MD

Jana serves as the Epidemiologist for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health within th

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Jana Goins

Violence

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

Tessa Cushman

Greenwood Village, CO

Tessa is the Food Security Specialist with Tri-County Health De

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Tessa Cushman

Adolescent Health

Kathryn (Callie) Kaplan

Chicago, IL

Senior Research Associate, leading research and evaluation projects related to poverty,

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Kathryn (Callie) Kaplan

Addiction & Overdose

Melanie Racine

Boston, MA

Melanie Racine is the Director of Special Projects at Boston Health Care for the Homele

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Melanie Racine

Addiction & Overdose

River Ramos

Danbury, CT

River Ramos is the Prevention & Harm Reduction Director at Apex C

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River Ramos

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

Violence

Erin Boguski

Baltimore, MD

Since 2017, Erin Boguski has worked with the Prevention and Health Promotion Administra

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Erin Boguski

Violence

Creason Walter

Baltimore, MD

Creason serves as the Community Outreach Specialist for the Joh

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Creason Walter

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

Addiction & Overdose

Michelle Gaffaney

Denver, CO

Michelle Gaffaney is a Physician Assistant at Mental Health Partners, where

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Michelle Gaffaney

Addiction & Overdose

Isabelle Cisco

Newport, OR

Isabelle is a Health Promotion Specialist with the Harm Reducti

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Isabelle Cisco

Obesity & The Food System

Maureen Best

Roanoke, VA

Maureen is the Director of Strategic Planning for the Local Environmental Agriculture P

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Maureen Best

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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