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Dean MacKenzie

Dean's Lectures

Dean MacKenzie regularly hosts lectures and discussions to showcase the critical work of the School’s renowned faculty.

The events are an opportunity for faculty promoted to the rank of professor to discuss their research and for the School community to celebrate their achievements.

Dean's Lecture

Sleep Health: The Keystone of Healthy Aging?

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Adam P. Spira, PhD

Professor, Department of Mental Health

Dean's Lecture

Translational Epidemiology: Advancing understanding and impacting viral disease

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Gypsyamber D’Souza, PhD ’07, MPH, MS

Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Dean's Lecture

Preventing Violence against Women: Dispatches from the frontiers of research and practice

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lori Heise, PhD 

Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Dean's Lecture

Genetics, Epigenetics and Addiction Liability

Monday, December 7, 2020

Brion Maher, PhD

Professor, Department of Mental Health

Dean's Lecture

Drug Utilization, Safety, and Effectiveness in the United States: Searching for Mission Control

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

G. Caleb Alexander, MD

Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine

Dean's Lecture

Health Insurance in the U.S.: a facilitator and barrier for health care access

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Daniel Polsky, PhD, MPP

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management

Dean's Lecture

Community-Centered Public Health Research and Practice: Tenets, Benefits, Challenges

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Janice Bowie, PhD '97, MPH

Director, DrPH Program
Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Dean's Lecture

Exploring the Nutritional Requirements of Malaria Parasites: A Tale of Two Organelles

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sean Prigge, PhD

Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Dean's Lecture

How Issues Emerge as Global Health Priorities: COVID-19 in Perspective

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Jeremy Shiffman, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Policy
Professor, Department of International Health

Dean's Lecture

Single Cell Genomics, Data Science, and Public Health

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hongkai Ji, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Biostatistics

Dean's Sponsored Lecture Series / Co-hosted by the Center for Aids Research

A Conversation with the Architects of the Proposed Federal Initiative to End the US HIV Epidemic

Friday, November 22, 2019

Anthony Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

John T. Brooks, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH ’91
Associate Director, JHU Center for AIDS Research Desmond M. Tutu Professor in Public Health and Human Rights

Dean's Lecture

The Future of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Peter Zandi, PhD

Arlene and Robert Kogod Professor of Mood Disorders
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Professor, Epidemiology and Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dean's Lecture

Interpersonal Influences on the Health Outcomes of Vulnerable, Stigmatized Populations: A Network Methodological Approach

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Amy R. Knowlton, ScD

Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Dean's Lecture

Data, Professional Judgment and Models in Occupational Exposure Assessment

Monday, September 16, 2019

Grumurthy Ramachandran, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Dean's Lecture

'It's always something': Truisms for Clinical Trials

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Janet Holbrook, PhD '99, MPH

Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Dean's Lecture

From cell biology to therapeutics: Apicomplexan parasites revealed

Monday, April 15, 2019

Isabelle Coppens, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Sheldon Hall

Dean's Lecture

Promoting Safe and Healthy Environments where People Live, Work, Play and Travel

Monday, March 25, 2019

Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD '06, MPH

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Institute for Health and Social Policy
Director of Research, Center for Injury Research and Policy

Dean's Lecture

Data Science Education as a Scalable Public Health Intervention

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Jeffrey Leek, PhD

Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Dean's Lecture

The dengue human infection model: A critical tool for development of a safe and effective vaccine

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Anna P. Durbin, MD

Professor, Department of International Health

Dean's Lecture

Stem cells, diet, and physiology

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dean's Lecture

Exploring Concepts of Health: The Contributions of Qualitative Society

Monday, April 9, 2018

Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD, MA

Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Dean's Lecture

Can we ever improve the quality of end-of-life care?


Sydney Morss Dy, MD, MS, FAAHPM

Professor, Health Policy & Management, Medicine, and Oncology

Dean's Lecture

Measuring Progress: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Low- and Middle-Income Country Settings

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Saifuddin Ahmed, PhD

Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Dean's Lecture

The Changing Global Health Landscape: What role for an Elite, Northern Research Institution?


Sara Bennett, PhD

Professor, Department of International Health

Dean's Lecture

Dean's Lecture: From Hysteria to Hope – Bringing Reason to the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

Monday, February 5, 2018

Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD

Professor, Department of Mental Health
Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse