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Accelerated Learning Institutes

Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management

About This Program

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, is pleased to host the annual Johns Hopkins Fall Institute.

The Institute provides a unique opportunity to augment professionals' current knowledge and abilities through short-term, intensive educational courses in a variety of public health disciplines. Participants will explore current innovations, tested approaches to management and leadership, and different strategies for effective policy implementation.

Courses may be taken not-for-credit or for graduate academic credit. They are equivalent to regular term graduate-level Bloomberg School courses.

The Health Policy and Management Fall Institute is scheduled to run November 2-30, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. All courses are taught in English.

At this time, we are planning a virtual institute.  A final decision on virtual, onsite in Barcelona, or hybrid offerings will be made by mid-August 2021.  Please check back at that time for the official course schedule. 

Program Highlights


A limited number of Fall Institute Scholarships will be available for 2021.  More information on when and how to apply will be updated shortly.  Questions can be directed to the Fall Institute email account.


Learn from international leaders in public health in a dynamic, collaboration-driven environment across four Institutions.


Fall Institute courses are excellent opportunities for public health professionals to receive specialized information from experts in the field.


The Fall Institute provides an opportunity for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg students to begin their MPH program in Barcelona.


The Johns Hopkins University-Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center leads international research in major areas of impact on the social well-being, quality of life, and health of population.


Courses are typically held at the Ciutadella Campus of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in November.  The offerings, ranging from one to four days in duration, are offered by distinguished faculty whose research and practice contribute new knowledge on a wide range of public health, health and social policy, and health care issues, and who work with public health and health care leaders at local, national and international levels. All instruction is in English.

Due to the current pandemic, the course schedule has not been finalized.  The 2021 Institute is currently planned as virtual. Pending the pandemic, some courses may be available to a limited number of onsite participants.  Further information and the course schedule will be available by mid-August 2021.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ciutadella Campus
Merçè Rodoreda Building
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona
(+34) 93 542 26 25

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're here to help!

Judith L. Holzer
Chief Administrator
Johns Hopkins
Department of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Davis
Institute Manager
Johns Hopkins
Department of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Allison Schoenauer
Sr. Academic Coordinator
Johns Hopkins
Department of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Aeve Ribbons
Chief Administrative Coordinator
JHU-UPF Public Policy Center

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