Core Faculty

Michele R. Decker, ScD

Core Faculty

Michele R. Decker, ScD, MPH, is a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in Violence in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing. A social epidemiologist and behavioral scientist by training, Dr. Decker brings longstanding expertise in gender-based violence and its epidemiology, social determinants, health impact, prevention, and response strategies. Decker co-leads the Gender Equity and Justice thematic area of Alliance for a Healthier World, a Johns Hopkins University initiative that addresses complex and systemic health inequities. She also directs the Women's Health and Rights Program of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights and co-chairs the Johns Hopkins University Sexual Violence Advisory Committee to the Provost.


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