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2021 News Releases

MAY 17, 2021

Researchers Identify Proteins That Predict Future Dementia, Alzheimer’s Risk

Large study of plasma proteins and dementia illuminates the biology of dementia and may help lead to treatments.

MAY 3, 2021

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Co-Hosts: “Bridging Faith And Science To Combat The Overdose Crisis” With President Bill Clinton and Faith Leaders

This virtual series, which will extend through the coming year, offers an opportunity to explore this topic in depth and to inspire leaders to action.

APRIL 29, 2021

In-Person Schooling with Inadequate Mitigation Measures Raises Household Members' COVID-19 Risk

Large study suggests that symptom screening, other measures can eliminate most or all excess risk of developing COVID-19-like symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19.

APRIL 15, 2021

Johns Hopkins Researcher Awarded $2.6 Million NIDDK Grant to Study Effects of DASH Diet on Glucose Patterns in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Study aims to determine how a modified DASH diet might affect glucose patterns in adults with type 2 diabetes.

APRIL 15, 2021

Johns Hopkins Researcher Awarded $2.8 Million NIDDK Grant to Study Glucose Patterns in Older Adults

This research will provide evidence-based guidance regarding the use and interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring technology in older adults.

MARCH 31, 2021

Study Identifies Risk Factors for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Mortality Among U.S. Nursing Home Residents

Study of almost 500,000 elderly in over 15,000 nursing homes finds that risk factors for infection differed greatly from risk factors for hospitalization and death.

MARCH 24, 2021

UCSF and Johns Hopkins University Launch Digital Trove of Opioid Industry Documents

The new archive will provide free public access to anyone who is interested in investigating the activities that have led to the devastating epidemic, which has now contributed to the deaths of nearly 500,000 people.

MARCH 4, 2021

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Javier Cepeda as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

Javier Cepeda’s research interests include understanding how punitive drug policies can increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdose and HIV and hepatitis C virus transmission.

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

New Blood Pressure-Lowering Guidelines Could Benefit 25 Million Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease

New guidelines call for bringing systolic blood pressure levels down to 120 mmHg in CKD patients.

FEBRUARY 15, 2021

Johns Hopkins Researchers Awarded $1.7 Million National Cancer Institute Grant to Determine Link between Senescent Stromal Fibroblasts and Prostate Cancer Lethality

This study aims to identify and treat potentially lethal prostate cancer.

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

"Prediabetes" Diagnosis Less Useful in Older Patients

Study suggests that prediabetes is not a useful marker of diabetes risk in people of more advanced age.

JANUARY 13, 2021

Johns Hopkins Researchers Awarded $400K American Cancer Society/Pfizer Grant to Address Disparities in Gynecological Cancer Care

Although cancer affects everyone, Black Americans bear a disproportionate burden of many cancer types and have worse outcomes.

JANUARY 11, 2021

Johns Hopkins Researcher Awarded $8.4 Million NIAID Grant to Mitigate HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The new funding will expand high-impact research collaborations in order to prevent, treat and manage HIV and AIDS in adults and children.

Past Years News Releases


DECEMBER 21, 2020

Study: Maryland Forensic Autopsies Conducted in June Found 10 Percent of Decedents Had SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

The study is believed to be the first published estimate of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Maryland.

OCTOBER 15, 2020

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints David Celentano as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

This endowed position is made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

OCTOBER 14, 2020

Researchers Improve the Standard for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Adding measures of kidney disease enhances estimates for cardiovascular risk.

OCTOBER 5, 2020

Exposure to Vitamin D in the Womb Might Minimize Risk of High Blood Pressure for Children Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia

Findings come from new analysis of large epidemiological dataset.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

COVID-19 in Jails, Prisons, and Immigration Detention Centers: A Q&A with Chris Beyrer

Successes and setbacks in protecting incarcerated people and those who care for them from COVID-19.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Covid-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection

Researchers say that similar studies could be used to predict local trends in infectious outbreaks.

AUGUST 27, 2020

Emily Gurley Awarded 2020 Shikani/El Hibri Prize for Discovery and Innovation

Award recognizes Dr. Gurley's leadership in establishing the Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium as well as leading the online contact tracing training through Coursera.

AUGUST 5, 2020

COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the "Percent Positive"

Two epidemiologists explain this important term and what it means for individuals and communities.

AUGUST 10, 2020

Non-Fasting Blood Test Can Help Screen Youth for Prediabetes and Diabetes

Study suggests the hemoglobin A1c test can identify youth at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and associated cardiovascular problems.

JULY 31, 2020

Wearing a Mask Could Keep You from Getting Seriously Sick

Wearing a mask in public now has become part of our daily routine. 

JULY 7, 2020

Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk

Study suggests the possibility that the trace mineral manganese may protect women from preeclampsia.

JUNE 9, 2020

Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds

Analysis of COVID-19 Clinical Trials as of late March finds quantity but less quality.

APRIL 30, 2020

Johns Hopkins Team Launches Temperature-Tracking Study and App to Map and Monitor Potential COVID-19 Cases

The app, now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, will help reveal important public health trends and potential disease outbreaks.

APRIL 28, 2020

Inside Taiwan's Response to COVID-19

Taiwan has emerged as a success story in the global battle against COVID-19, having had fewer than 500 cases and only six deaths among its roughly 23 million residents, despite its proximity to China.

APRIL 28, 2020

Study from Chinese City of Shenzhen, Outside Hong Kong in Southern China, Provides Key Insights on How Coronavirus Spreads

Analysis shows how extensive testing and contact tracing stopped outbreak in south Chinese megacity. 

APRIL 10, 2020

What is Herd Immunity and How Can We Achieve It With COVID-19?

In this Q&A, Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD '07, MPH, MS and David Dowdy, MD, PhD '08, ScM '02, explain that there are two paths to this level of protection - and why the fastest option is not the best one.

MARCH 26, 2020

U.S. Autism Rates Up 10 Percent in New CDC Report

Since 2000, prevalence rate has nearly tripled, from 0.67 to 1.85 percent.

MARCH 9, 2020

New Study on COVID-19 Estimates 5.1 Days for Incubation Period

Median time from exposure to symptoms affirms earlier estimates and supports CDC's current 14-day quarantine period.

JANUARY 13, 2020

What the Measles Outbreaks May Mean for You

Measles is dangerous; the vaccine is safe.


December 4, 2017
Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests

November 30, 2017
Male Circumcision, Antiviral Drugs Appear to Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

November 1, 2017
Breast Cancer Patients Forego Post-Surgery Treatment Due to Mistrust, Study Suggests

October 28, 2017
In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids

October 23, 2017
Diabetes Still on Rise, But New Study Suggests Major Progress in Screening and Diagnosis

October 20, 2017
Risk for Developing HPV-Related Throat Cancer Low

August 9, 2017
Review: Cholera Vaccines Effective for Adults, Much Less So for Children

May 17, 2017
Onward! Convocation 2017

May 15, 2017
Making Drug Use a Crime Makes HIV Prevention, Treatment More Difficult

April 24, 2017
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Awarded Seven-Year Grant

April 10, 2017
El Niño Shifts Geographic Distribution of Cholera Cases in Africa

March 23, 2017
Most Dengue Infections Transmitted In and Around Home

March 13, 2017
Severe Hypoglycemia Linked to Increased Risk of Death in People with Diabetes

March 10, 2017
Rapid Blood Pressure Drops in Middle Age Linked to Dementia in Old Age

February 23, 2017
Many Patients Receive Prescription Opioids During Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

February 20, 2017
Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Linked to Reduction in Suicide Attempts among High School Students

January 23, 2017
Cervical Cancer Death Rates Higher Among Older and Black Women


December 15, 2015
Industry-Financed Clinical Trials on the Rise, As Number of NIH-Funded Trials Falls

December 14, 2015
More Attention Needed to Results of Simple Test of Kidney Function

November 25, 2015
New Professorship Honors Desmond Tutu's Commitment to Human Rights

November 16, 2015
Public Health Leaders Urge Far-Reaching Reforms to Curb Prescription Opioid Epidemic

November 9, 2015
New Online Tool Predicts Lifetime Risk of Kidney Failure

August 25, 2015
Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

August 14, 2015
Hepatitis C Infection May Fuel Heart Risk

August 13, 2015
Transplant Recipients More Likely to Develop Aggressive Melanoma

July 30, 2015
Simple Mouth Rinse Could Help Predict Recurrence of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers

July 21, 2015
Poor Diabetes Control Found in Older Americans

July 16, 2015
Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India Far Worse Than Understood

June 29, 2015
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Turns 100

June 24, 2015
Needle Exchanges Can Prevent HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

June 23, 2015
Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opoid Use

May 29, 2015
Measuring Kidney Health Could Better Predict Heart Disease Risk

May 11, 2015
Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Studies Find

March 12, 2015
Increased Susceptibility to Measles a Side Effect of Ebola Epidemic

March 4, 2015
Two Former Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Deans Recognized for Lasting Impacts in the Field

January 5, 2015
Dean of Bloomberg School of Public Health Appointed to Packard Foundation Board of Trustees


December 17, 2014
Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center Awarded 5-Year Contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

December 8, 2014
Primary Care Doctors Report Prescribing Fewer Opoids for Pain

December 2, 2014
Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Significant Cognitive Decline 20 Years Later

October 27, 2014
A Letter from Dean Klag to Governor Chris Christie

October 20, 2014
Johns Hopkins Researchers Elected to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2014
Honoring the Life of W.H. Linda Kao

September 26, 2014
Talk Therapy - Not Medication - Best for Social Anxiety Disorder, Large Study Finds

September 11, 2014
A New Way to Look at Diabetes and Heart Risk

September 9, 2014
Hog Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria Even After They Leave the Farm

September 9, 2014
Nation's Leading Health Advocates Join Clinton Foundation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Signing Consensus Statement on Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse and Addiction

August 22, 2014
Measuring Calcium Buildup Is a Better Way to Predict Heart Disease in Those With Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds

July 16, 2014
Stroke Risk and Death Rates Fall Over Past Two Decades

July 15, 2014
Rollout Strategy is Key to Battling India's TB Epidemic, Researchers Find

June 27, 2014
The Research 1%: Bloomberg School Faculty Named 'Highly Cited' by Thomson Reuters

June 3, 2014
Adopting New Definition of Kidney Disease for Clinical Trials Could Accelerate Development of New Treatments

May 14, 2014
Experts Confront Rx Abuse Epidemic

May 1, 2014
Oral Cancer Linked to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Does Not Increase HPV Infection Risk Among Long-Term Partners

April 15, 2014
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Find Association Between SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Autism and Developmental Delays in Boys

April 15, 2014
Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Nearly Double Over the Past Two Decades

March 27, 2014
Bloomberg School Researchers Contribute to New CDC Report: Autism Spectrum Disorder Affects 1 in 68 U.S. Children

March 17, 2014
Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Influence BMI Growth Patterns Through Childhood with a BMI Rebound Late in Adolescence

March 4, 2014
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Produced Savings of $1.5 Billion a Year in First Four Years

January 14, 2014
Study Indicates the Potential of New Tests in Long-Term Diabetes Complications


November 22, 2013
Dean Klag Honored by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

November 9, 2013
Gene Puts African Americans at Higher Risk for Kidney Failure, Study Says

September 25, 2013
Bloomberg School Faculty Receive Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Awards

September 16, 2013
As Opioid Use Soars, No Evidence of Improved Treatment of Pain

August 19, 2013
Richard Morrow, Pioneer in International Public Health

July 24, 2013
Dani Fallin Appointed Chair of Department of Mental Health

July 15, 2013
Jonathan Zenilman Receiving ASTDA Career Service Award

June 28, 2013
Gange Assumes New Role as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

June 19, 2013
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus Investigation Reported

May 21, 2013
Bloomberg School Celebrates Largest Graduating Class Ever

May 16, 2013
Frederick L. Brancati, MD, MHS, 1959-2013

April 9, 2013
Students Show Off Talents at Spring Tonic

April 8, 2013
Smoking May Negatively Impact Kidney Function Among Adolescents

March 13, 2013
Study Identifies Ways to Increase HIV Testing, Reduce HIV Infection and Detect Previously Undiagnosed HIV Infections

March 4, 2013
Studies Advance Knowledge of HIV Impact On Hepatitis C Infection
and Genes That May Thwart Hepatitis C Infection

March 4, 2013
Pharmaceutical Advertising Down But Not Out

February 15, 2013
Alfred Sommer Named Dan David Laureate

February 13, 2013
New Genes for Nearsightedness Identified

February 8, 2013
Teaching Excellence

January 30, 2013
Chronic Kidney Disease Increases Risk of Death for Both Women and Men

January 8, 2013
Genetic Epidemiologists Receive $2.5M Training Grant