What Is Public Health? 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health At a GlanceMission, Vision, and ValuesDeclaration of Health RightsAccreditationLocationLand AcknowledgementDirections and MapsBaltimore NeighborhoodsStudent LifeLeadershipDean MacKenzieA Life in Public HealthDean's LecturesStatements & 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 ImpactStrategic PrioritiesEducationAddress affordability of our educationEnrich our practice-based educationEvolve our research-focused educationExtend the reach and accessibility of our educationPeopleCultivate Culture of InclusivityPromote Wellness & OpportunityRecruit & Retain a Diverse CommunityPartnershipsCollaborate Across Sectors & SystemsConnect Local & GlobalSpecial Commitment to BaltimoreScienceInvest in highly integrated basic and responsive research initiativesPromote Real World ApplicationsTransform our research ecosystemAdvocacyServe as a Nonpartisan brokerShare Evidence- Informed SolutionsShow Impact of Public Health Serve as a Nonpartisan brokerDownload OptionsPlan DevelopmentKey CommitmentsInclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE)Faculty Diversity InitiativeStudent Disability ServicesDiversity Summer Internship Program for UndergraduatesSustainabilityTobacco-Free InitiativeResourcesVirtual Plus CampusKey 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, PhDDonald A. HendersonA Special CelebrationEvent DetailsLetter from the DeanShare MemoriesVideosEdyth Hull Schoenrich, MD, MPHCelebration of LifeLetter from the DeanShare Your MemoriesElmer 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, MPHNoel R. RoseNowshir Jungalwalla, MD, MPHPaul V. Lemkau, MDRaymond Pearl, PhDRobert W. Hegner, PhDRoss Gauld, DrPH MPHRussell E. Morgan, MDSid LernerLetter from the DeanSushila Nayar, MBBS, DrPH, MPHTimothy Danforth Baker, MD, MPH ’54Virginia Apgar, MD, MPHWilliam Henry Welch, MDWilliam W. Cort, PhDYolanda NashioCentennial 2016Then & 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.