Updated December, 2014
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health thinks big. It has a bold mission: Protecting Health, Saving Lives—Millions at a Time. Since its founding in 1916, the School has advanced research, education and public health practice to create population-level solutions to public health problems around the world. Its faculty, students and alumni have helped to eradicate smallpox, make water safe to drink, improve child survival through better nutrition, reduce the spread of HIV, uncover the dangers of tobacco smoke, and on and on.
Today, Bloomberg School researchers are discovering ways to eliminate malaria and other infectious diseases, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, change the biology of aging, and everything in between. “At our School, research intertwines with education to protect health and save lives,” said Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ‘87.
The Pulitzer Center and the Bloomberg School are working together through their Campus Consortium partnership to bring leading global health journalists to the Johns Hopkins campus and offer public health students funds to complete an international reporting project with the Pulitzer Center. The collaboration combines the Pulitzer Center’s extensive experience supporting global health reporting for leading news outlets with Johns Hopkins’ deep bench of top public health experts.
The partnership envisions two annual visits from international journalists, one of which will be a symposium drawing on Bloomberg School faculty and Pulitzer Center journalists to explore in depth a critical global health challenge and the media’s role in addressing it. The student fellowship will combine field reporting on a public health topic with work at the Pulitzer Center’s Washington, DC, headquarters with Pulitzer Center editors and journalists. The resulting student work will be published on the Pulitzer Center and Bloomberg School websites and in other media outlets.
Varsha Ramakrishnan, a 2013 MPH graduate of the Bloomberg School and the first recipient of the Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellowship, was honored with two prestigious journalism awards for her story, “A Broken Promise: Dowry Violence in India,” published in Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine (fall 2013). Ramakrishnan won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for College Journalism, and the first-place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
The Bloomberg School is the first institution of its kind worldwide, founded in 1916, and the largest school of public health in the world. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the Bloomberg School #1. The Bloomberg School receives 20 percent of all federal research funds awarded to the 50 accredited U.S. schools of public health.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at a Glance
Founded 1916 by William H. Welch and John D. Rockefeller
Current Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87
Students 2,243 from 81 nations
Faculty 619 Full-time, 785 Part-time
Research Ongoing in the U.S. and in more than 130 countries
Total Budget $500+ million
Alumni 50,000 since 1919
In addition to 60+ centers and institutes, departments at the Bloomberg School include: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health, Behavior and Society, Health Policy and Management, International Health, Mental Health, Population, Family and Reproductive Health, and the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg-Campus Consortium reporting fellowship, including application process and deadline.