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
Violence

Audrey Eisemann

Alexandria, VA

Audrey serves as a Project Coordinator at the International Association of Chiefs of Po ...

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Audrey Eisemann

Violence

Lydia Watts

Baltimore, MD

Lydia is the Executive Director of the Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center.

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Lydia Watts

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

Environmental Challenges

Rachael London

Baltimore, MD

Rachael is a lead researcher at the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC).

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Rachael London

Obesity & The Food System

Amelia Hulbert

Boulder, CO

Amelia started with Boulder County Public Health as a Public Health Associate through t ...

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Amelia Hulbert

Environmental Challenges

Deirdre Clarke

Washington, DC

Deirdre Clarke has worked in EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP) as a Program An ...

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Deirdre Clarke

Obesity & The Food System

Lacy Stephens

Kansas City, MO

Lacy is the Program Manager for the National Farm to School Network (NFSN).

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Lacy Stephens

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

Logan Dennis

Boise, ID

Logan is the Health Care Policy Research and Communications Associate with Idaho Voices ...

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Logan Dennis

Addiction & Overdose

Zachary Kosinski

Bel Air, MD

Zach serves as Harm Reduction Program Coordinator at the Harford County Health Departme ...

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Zachary Kosinski

Addiction & Overdose

Jerald Westberg

Minneapolis, MN

Jerald (J.R.) Westberg is the Principal Project Coordinator for the Department of Ortho ...

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Jerald Westberg

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

Adolescent Health

TyWanda L. McLaurin-Jones

Washington, DC

TyWanda is an Assistant Professor with Howard University Master of Public Health Progra ...

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TyWanda L. McLaurin-Jones

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

Jaclyn Bertoldo

Burlingame, CA

Jaclyn is the Assistant Director of Food Choice Architecture with Stanford University R ...

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Jaclyn Bertoldo

Adolescent Health

Emily Witkowski

Maplewood, NJ

Emily is the Teen Librarian at the Maplewood Memorial Library.

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Emily Witkowski

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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