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

Joanna Mlicka-Anderko

Arlington, VA

Joanna serves as the Senior Prevention Program Manager with the Community Outreach and ...

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Joanna Mlicka-Anderko

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

Adolescent Health

Veronica Helms

Washington, DC

Veronica was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. ...

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Veronica Helms

Adolescent Health

Stephanie Buggs

Baltimore, MD

Stephanie is a science teacher at the Walter Carter Elementary and Middle School in Bal ...

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Stephanie Buggs

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

Mudit Gilotra

San Jose, CA

Dr. ...

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Mudit Gilotra

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

Addiction & Overdose

Jennifer Black

Washington, DC

At the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Legislation, Jennifer Black plays a rol ...

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Jennifer Black

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

Addiction & Overdose

Michelle Gaffaney

Denver, CO

Michelle Gaffaney is a Physician Assistant at the Denver Health Center for Addiction Me ...

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Michelle Gaffaney

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

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

Obesity & The Food System

Phebe Gibson

Oakland, CA

Phebe is a Senior Policy Analyst at ChangeLab Solutions.

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Phebe Gibson

Obesity & The Food System

Tiffany Ingram

Arlington, VA

Tiffany brings 15 years of experience in leading initiatives in the areas of diabetes c ...

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Tiffany Ingram

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

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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