What Is Public Health? 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health Skip Section Navigation At a GlanceMission, Vision, and ValuesDeclaration of Health RightsAccreditationLocationLand AcknowledgementDirections and MapsBaltimore NeighborhoodsStudent LifeLeadershipDean MacKenzieA Life in Public HealthDean's Lectures2018201920202021Statements & AnnouncementsContactDeansChairsFaculty SenateStudent AssemblyStudent GroupsStarting a Student GroupStudent Group Project FundingStudent Assembly LeadershipStaff AssemblyHealth Advisory BoardBoard MembersAlfred Sommer, MD, MHS '73Andrea D. Willis, MD, MPH '99, FAAPAshok Agarwal, MPH '84Brian D. Crawford, PhD '82Caroline Popper, MD, MPH '90Catharine C. DorrierChereé M. Haswell Johnson, JDChristopher I.M. JonesConstance R. Caplan, MA '78Dave HickeyDean GoodermoteDeborah Levy, PhD '97, MPHDouglass B. Given, MDEdward J. Ludwig, MBAFaith Thomas, JDGeorge L. Bunting, Jr.Hsien-Hsien Lei, PhD '98Ira M. Rutkow, MD, PhD '81, MPH '78Irene C. Frary, MBAJoseph A. Boystak, MPH '77Karl P. RonnKathleen LudwigKelvin A. Baggett, MD, MPH '05Manfred Eggersdorfer, PhDMargaret Conn Himelfarb, MPH '04Marion Bergman, MDMichael J. Klag, MD, MPH '87Pamela Hoehn-SaricRandolph "Randy" Gordon, MD, MPH '88Robert Carr, MD, MPH '86, FACPMRobert J. Abernethy, '62Roberta L. Schwartz, PhD, MHS '94Rodrigo A. Sierra, MBARoger C. LipitzShale D. Stiller, MLS '77Sister Charlotte Kerr, RN, BSN, MPHStephen G. Moore, MD, MPH '93Suprotik Basu, MHS `02William C. Clarke IIIWilliam FlumenbaumCommittee StructurePhilanthropic ImpactOur Strategic PrioritiesPlan OverviewProgress and PurposeEducationAccomplishmentsOngoing PrioritiesScienceAccomplishmentsOngoing PrioritiesPartnershipsAccomplishmentsOngoing PrioritiesPeopleAccomplishmentsOngoing PrioritiesAdvocacyAccomplishmentsOngoing PrioritiesInclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE)Faculty Diversity InitiativeDiversity Advocate NetworkStudent Disability ServicesDiversity Summer Internship Program for UndergraduatesKey CommitmentsBaltimore Community EngagementBaltimore Community Engagement CommitteeBest Practices ResourcesGuiding PrinciplesSustainabilityTobacco-Free InitiativeResourcesKey InitiativesBloomberg American Health InitiativeCOVID-19COVID-19 Projects and InitiativesSCIBARFunded SCIBAR projectsWaking Up to Climate ChangeAssessing Hidden Hunger through Plasma ProteomicsCan Restoring Vacant Lots Improve Adolescent Health Disparities?Translating Mixed-Methods Research in Addiction & Overdose to Policy & Practice in Indigenous Communities throughout the United StatesFinalistsResourcesHistoryTimelineDeans of the SchoolMike BloombergHeroes of Public HealthAbel WolmanAbraham Lilienfeld, MD, MPHAlexander Langmuir, MD, MPHAnna M Baetjer, ScDAnnelies S. Zachary, MD, MPHAnnelies S. Zachary, MD, MPHAnnik A. Rouillon, MD, MPHB. Frank Polk, MD, MScBernard Roizman, ScDBill Gates, Sr.Carroll E. Palmer, MD, PhDElmer V. McCollum, PhDEmanuel Kaplan, ScDFrank HurleyFred Soper, DrPH, MPHFrederik Bang, MDGeorge Comstock, MD, DrPH, MPHGeorge W. A. Dick, MBChB, MPHGilbert Otto, ScDHarry G. Day, ScDHelen Abbey, ScDHenry E. Sigerist, MD, PhDHerald R. Cox, ScDJae-Moe Yang, MD, MPH, DMScJo Eirik Asvall, MD, MPHJohn H. Hanks, PhDJustin Andrews, ScDKenneth Maxcy, DrPHLeo Kaprio, MD, DrPH, MPHLeroy E. Burney, MD, MPHLewis Robbins, MD, MPHLloyd E. Rozeboom, ScDMargaret Merrell, ScDMo-Im Kim, DrPH, MPHNowshir Jungalwalla, MD, MPHPaul V. Lemkau, MDRaymond Pearl, PhDRobert W. Hegner, PhDRoss Gauld, DrPH MPHRussell E. Morgan, MDSushila Nayar, MBBS, DrPH, MPHTimothy Danforth Baker, MD, MPH ’54Virginia Apgar, MD, MPHWilliam Henry Welch, MDWilliam W. Cort, PhDYolanda NashioCentennial 2016Donald A. HendersonA Special CelebrationEvent DetailsLetter from the DeanShare MemoriesVideosEdyth Hull Schoenrich, MD, MPHCelebration of LifeLetter from the DeanShare Your MemoriesLaurie Schwab ZabinLetter from the DeanNoel R. RoseSid LernerLetter from the DeanThen & Now: A Visual RepresentationAdvocacyBehaviorCitiesEnvironmentEpidemicsFoodGenesMindNumbersPeopleEmerging Leader AwardWhat is Public Health?100 Objects That Shaped Public Health Breadcrumb Home About What is Public Health? 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health For better or worse, nearly every object we encounter has some connection to public health. From the water we drink to the cars we drive to the food we eat. From the obvious to the surprising. From the ancient to the cutting edge. In honor of our Centennial, we compiled this list of 100 objects to help us appreciate the vast reach of public health.