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Certificate Programs

Health Disparities and Health Inequality Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Health Policy and Management

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About This Program

The goal of the certificate program is to train future leaders in research on health disparities and health inequality, and to train individuals to identify the underlying causes of health inequalities and how to develop and implement effective solutions.

Educational Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students will:

  1. Become knowledgeable of the current research on health disparities and health inequalities
  2. Become knowledgeable on the underlying cause of health inequalities
  3. Be able to identify, describe, and be knowledgeable regarding possible solutions to address/reduce health inequalities in different populations


Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

The certificate program is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of BSPH MAS degree students, who are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit the declaration of intent form prior to starting coursework.

Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; final deadline to submit intent is December 1.

Non-Degree Students

This certificate program is only open to individuals who are currently matriculated in a degree program in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or other schools at the Johns Hopkins University.


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management

Certificate Program Contact
Pamela Davis

Faculty Sponsor
Darrell J. Gaskin

Faculty Sponsor
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.