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
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Addiction & Overdose

Augusta Gribetz

Baltimore, MD

Augusta Gribetz is the Operations Manager at Charm City Care Connection (CCCC), a harm ...

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Augusta Gribetz

Adolescent Health

Pamela Villa

Bronx, NY

Pamela is the Director of Development for BronxConnect, an organization dedicated to ke ...

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Pamela Villa

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

Violence

Molly Deane

Los Angeles, CA

Molly is faculty within the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Me ...

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Molly Deane

Adolescent Health

Julia Zigman

Washington, DC

Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team at NACCHO, ...

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Julia Zigman

Violence

Nargus Harounzadeh

New York, NY

Nargus Harounzadeh joined Correctional Health Services (CHS) in 2019, providing direct ...

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Nargus Harounzadeh

Adolescent Health

Emily Witkowski

Maplewood, NJ

Emily is the Teen Librarian at the Maplewood Memorial Library.

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Emily Witkowski

Environmental Challenges

Katherine Uhde

San Jose

Katherine is a Master Gardener Program Coordinator at the University of California (UC) ...

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Katherine Uhde

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

Violence

Katherine Chon

Washington, DC

Katherine is the Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons for the Administratio ...

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Katherine Chon

Violence

Paul Griffin

Baltimore, MD

Paul Griffin is the Legal Director of Child Justice, Inc.

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Paul Griffin

Adolescent Health

Miriam Perez

Chicago, IL

Miriam’s work at Peer Health Exchange began in July 2017 when she was hired as a Progra ...

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Miriam Perez

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

Addiction & Overdose

Joseph Buffaloe

Santa Fe, NM

Joseph serves as a Case Manager at Southwest CARE, where he helps navigate medical and ...

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Joseph Buffaloe

Adolescent Health

Armonte Butler

Washington, DC

Armonte Butler is the LGBTQ Health & Rights Senior Program Manager at Advocates for ...

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Armonte Butler

Violence

Lydia Watts

Baltimore, MD

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

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Lydia Watts

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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