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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Adolescent Health

Wesley Jamison

Baltimore, MD

Wesley is the Director of Development at MissionFit.

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Wesley Jamison

Addiction & Overdose

Eric Harkness

Nashville, TN

As the director of the Office of Health Policy, Eric leads a team that conducts researc ...

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Eric Harkness

Adolescent Health

Grace Ramsay

Florence, MA

Grace’s work experience with Tapestry began when she was a Health Services Counselor, p ...

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Grace Ramsay

Addiction & Overdose

Matthew Salzman

Camden, NJ

Matthew joined the faculty at Cooper University Hospital in 2011 as an Assistant Profes ...

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Matthew Salzman

Addiction & Overdose

Sasanka Jinadasa

Washington, D.C.

Sasanka is a co-founder and partner at Reframe Health and Justice, where they contribut ...

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Sasanka Jinadasa

Violence

Josh Peterson

Minneapolis, MN

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

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Josh Peterson

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

Julie Pike

Indianapolis, IN

Julie is a dietitian and certified diabetes educator with the Indiana University School ...

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Julie Pike

Adolescent Health

Elaina Tully

Philadelphia, PA

Elaina is the inaugural Medical Director of Philadelphia FIGHT’s Y-HEP (Youth Health Em ...

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Elaina Tully

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

Addiction & Overdose

Lauren Niles

Washington, DC

Lauren is a Senior Research Associate at the National Committee for Quality Assurance ( ...

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Lauren Niles

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

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

Environmental Challenges

Emily Hall

Austin, TX

Emily is the Manager of the Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch (ESTB) of ...

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Emily Hall

Adolescent Health

Jasmine S. Calhoun

Saginaw, MI

Jasmine currently serves as the Director of the Youth Protection Council's Innerlink Ru ...

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Jasmine S. Calhoun

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

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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