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

Douglas Reed

New York, NY

Douglas A. ...

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Douglas Reed

Environmental Challenges

Robert Fyda

Las Vegas, NV

Robert is an Environmental Health Engineer in the Solid Waste and Compliance branch of ...

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Robert Fyda

Violence

Kristina Singleton

New York, NY

Kristina Singleton serves as a Coordinator on the Diversion and Transformative Initiati ...

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Kristina Singleton

Violence

Katherine Elkins

Washington, DC

Kate’s career spans over two decades in EMS, disaster res ...

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Katherine Elkins

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

Violence

Kathryn Ford

New York, NY

Kathryn serves as the Director of Clinical Supervision and Child Witness Initiatives at ...

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Kathryn Ford

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

Adolescent Health

Amy Krzyzek

Missoula, MT

Amy Krzyzek is Program Development Manager at Partnership ...

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Amy Krzyzek

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

Environmental Challenges

Sadie Derouin

Fitchburg, WI

Sadie is an Environmental Enforcement Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural ...

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Sadie Derouin

Violence

Loren Adams

Philadelphia, PA

Loren Adams is the Injury Prevention Epidemiology Manager at the Philadelphia Departmen ...

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Loren Adams

Addiction & Overdose

Christian Laurence-Diaz

Washington, DC

Christian has over 14 years of experience in a myri ...

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Christian Laurence-Diaz

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

Violence

Kelly Burke

Alexandria, VA

As a Senior Program Manager at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Kelly ...

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Kelly Burke

Adolescent Health

Avanthi Jayasuriya

Pocatello, ID

Avanthi Jayasuriya is an Evaluation and Program Manager with Cardea Services (Cardea). ...

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Avanthi Jayasuriya

Adolescent Health

Christian Curtis

Poplar, MT

Christian Curtis is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Sioux and Ass ...

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Christian Curtis

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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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