Health Policy and Management
We develop rational, evidence-based arguments in support of new and improved public health policies.
In this Q&A, Ruth Karron, MD, a pediatrician trained in infectious diseases, and Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, an expert in biomedical ethics, answer some questions about the safety and concerns of getting vaccinated while breastfeeding and the benefits breast milk may provide to infants.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Keshia M. Pollack Porter as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
With a background in injury epidemiology and policy research, she is a proven leader in advancing health equity and policy change that promote safe and healthy environments.
What We Do
Our faculty work to affect constructive systemic changes for promoting health, monitoring and evaluating the results of those changes, and training tomorrow’s leading policymakers and administrators.
students and 3,000+ alumni
full-time faculty, and 250+ affiliated faculty
in grants and contracts in 2020
Our Degree Programs
As one of the largest health policy and management programs in the country, we are dedicated to advancing local, national, and global health policy to make a difference.
Within six degree programs (four master’s and two doctoral), students have opportunities to engage directly with faculty, study internationally, and complete practicums in the field, contributing directly to global policy.
Our students graduate with marketable skills and real-world experience, ready to make an impact, from the #1 school of public health.
Our PhD program trains students to conduct original investigator-initiated research through a combination of coursework and research mentoring.
MSPH students evaluate health care and work with decision makers to identify relevant regulatory policies, strategies, and interventions. This program also prepares students for further doctoral training in economics and health policy.
The MHA is a graduate professional degree that prepares future health care executives for management and leadership positions dedicated to improving health and health services delivery across all sectors.
The MHS in Health Economics and Outcomes Research is a professionally-oriented degree program designed for individuals seeking specialized academic training to establish or expand their careers as health policy analysts.
Meet Our Recent PhD Graduates
Our PhD candidates are seeking solutions to major health policy challenges. Read about their work and where they are headed with their careers.
Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD '06, MPH,
uses research to advance policies that promote health equity, especially where people live, work, play, and travel.
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