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Our events, onsite and online, help to share Bloomberg School knowledge in compelling ways and in partnership with a robust network of collaborators.


Give It Your Best Shot: Reaching the Vaccine-Hesitant Young

Nearly one in four young people is hesitant about COVID-19 vaccination, putting them at risk for severe disease. How can public health officials and journalists reach adolescents and young people with messages that resonate? In our online event on Thursday, October 14, the Pulitzer Center and the Bloomberg School convened journalists from the CNN/BBC documentary Race for the Vaccine and public health experts to explore opportunities and pitfalls in this pandemic communication challenge.

The speakers also shared examples of successful communication to young people from news articles, documentaries, and social media. Two Bloomberg School graduate students led the post-discussion Q&A. A recording will be posted soon.



  • Medical journalist Caleb Hellerman, director of Race for the Vaccine 

  • Award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias, executive producer of Race for the Vaccine

  • Johns Hopkins experts: 
    • Rupali Limaye, director of Behavioral and Implementation Science, International Vaccine Access Center 

    • Nick Moran, associate director of Audience Development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   

Q&A Leaders

  • Quiana Lewis, doctoral student, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
  • Aneri Pattani, MPH student, a Bloomberg fellow, and national correspondent with Kaiser Health News

COVID-19 Events

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have hosted virtual events and briefings to inform broad audiences and the media.


COVID-19 and Kids: Impacts, Uncertainties and the Role of Vaccines

This virtual symposium focused on COVID-19’s broad effect on youths in the 5- to 12-year-old range and their families, the current state of play in youth vaccine development, and ethical aspects of global vaccine scarcity and youth immunization.

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We Stand With Public Health

They came to public health committed to save lives. They are leaving in the wake of attacks, harassment, and even death threats. More than 180 state and local public health officials have left their jobs in less than a year, depleting and stymying our public health system just when we need it most.

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Events on Public Health Topics of Critical Importance



Bridging Faith and Science to Combat the Overdose Crisis Series

On September 20, President Bill Clinton, Sister Simone Campbell, Dr. Nora Volkow, Dr. Leana Wen, and other leaders, discussed how the faith and public health communities can take action on the overdose crisis.

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A Conversation with the Architects of the Proposed Federal Initiative to End the US HIV Epidemic

Dean MacKenzie regularly hosts lectures and discussions to showcase the critical work of the School’s renowned faculty. The events are an opportunity for faculty promoted to the rank of professor to discuss their research and for the School community to celebrate their achievements.

VieW Lecture   

Lectures and Other Events

The School has a number of research and practice related seminar series that occur throughout the year and contribute to the intellectual community of the School, for students, staff, and faculty. A full listing of events can also be found on the events calendar.