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Important Guidance for ONSITE Students in Summer Institutes

Special Considerations for ONSITE Bloomberg School Summer Institute Courses

For the safety of the entire Bloomberg School community, all individuals who take courses onsite during the 2023 Summer Institutes must adhere to the same stringent health protocols that Bloomberg School graduate degree students are required to follow.

Coronavirus Protocols: You may view the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 protocols in full here:

Registration: Since students attending onsite courses will need to comply with JHU COVID-19 protocols, we want to give them adequate time to prepare. For this reason, we recommend that students register for all onsite courses at least two weeks before the first onsite class in that particular course. Similarly, we do not recommend that students  “add” onsite courses during add/drop period. 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster with either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine: All individuals attending onsite Summer Institute classes will need to submit proof of acceptable COVID-19 vaccination  prior to coming to campus. JHU accepts FDA-approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen) and vaccines administered outside the U.S. In addition, all Summer Institute onsite participants must receive an mRNA Covid booster (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). For onsite participation in the Summer Institutes, it is NOT required to obtain or submit proof of an influenza vaccination. 

Students may apply for medical or religious exceptions as per JHU existing policy.

  • JHU degree students and students taking courses for academic credit should use the JHU Vaccine Management System to submit their proof of vaccination or to request an exception.
  • Students taking courses not for credit must email their proof of vaccination or request for exemption to their Summer Institute Coordinator

It is important that all students coming to campus submit this documentation as soon as possible after registering for courses. If we have not received proof of vaccination or request for exemption  before the first class, you may not be permitted to come on campus. If an online version of the same course exists,  your registration may be transferred to the online version. If there is no online equivalent of the course, your registration may be dropped. Please communicate closely with your Summer Institute Coordinator for information about your status. 

Any Summer Institute participants who test positive for, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19 will be required to isolate and not come to campus.

Thank you in advance for your compliance with the Bloomberg School’s important health and safety protocols.


 Contact Information for Summer Institute Staff Who Will Be Handling COVID-19 Vaccination Verification for Onsite Courses (this information will be updated by February 13, 2023)

Summer Institute

Contact Person 


Penny White

Environmental Health & Engineering

Zoe Petersen

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Ayesha Khan

Global Health Systems Melissa Reed

Health, Behavior and Society

L. Robin Newcomb

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) Gilbert Burnham

Health Policy and Management

Pamela Davis

Indigenous Health Anna Sundbo
Injury Research and Policy Pamela Davis

Mental Health

Patty Scott

Data to Policy in Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Sally Safi

Tropical Medicine and Public Health

Shilah Waters


Masking: All participants must follow Johns Hopkins University masking guidelines in place at the time of the session. The most current guidance is available here:

Thank you in advance for your compliance with the Bloomberg School’s important health and safety protocols.


Contact Us!

Please remember that our intention is to offer students in the Summer Institutes 2023 our highest caliber of public health instruction. If you have questions about your course, please contact either the Instructor, the Teaching Assistant, or the individual listed as the "contact" in the course directory listing for the course. You may also contact the individual listed as the Coordinator for your Summer Institute course (check the website for the specific Summer Institute to find their name and email address). 

If you have questions that are more general, and not specific to a particular course, please contact

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our 2023 Summer Institutes.