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Assistant Dean for Practice and Training
Practice Professor

Beth Resnick, DrPH, MPH ’95, conducts systems research to transform state and local public health agencies by strengthening infrastructure and stimulating performance improvement.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 457

Research Interests

public health practice; public health infrastructure; public health systems and services research; environmental public health; Department of Health Policy and Management; harassment and workplace violence; workplace mental health and well-being
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Beth A. Resnick is a Senior Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. She is Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice and Training and Director of the MSPH Program in Health Policy. Her research and practice interests include assessing and improving the public health infrastructure capacity; addressing harassment against the public health workforce; and advocating for supports for public health worker mental health and well-being.

Prior to her appointment at Johns Hopkins, Beth Resnick was Director of Environmental Health at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). She provided education, information, research, and technical assistance to the nation’s 3,000 local health departments and facilitated partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen local environmental public health practice.
Honors & Awards
2012 SOURCE Service Learning Faculty Fellow 
2004-2006 American Public Health Association Environment Section Governing Council Representative
2002 National Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar
1999 Mid-Atlantic Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar
Select Publications
These are selected publications that highlight my public heath systems and services research emphasizing the need for sufficient public health resources, workforce capacity and to address harassment against the public health workforce.
  • Ward JA, Stone EM, Mui P, Resnick B. (2022).  Pandemic-related workplace violence and its impact on public health officials, March 2020– January 2021. Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print March 17, 2022:e1–e11
  • Alfronso Y, Leider JP, Resnick, B, McCullough JM, Bisha D (2020). U.S. Public Health Neglected Flat or Declining Spending Left States Ill Equipped to Respond to COVID-19. Health Affairs Vol. 40, No. 4.
  • Yaeger V, Balio C, McCullough JM, Leider J, Orr J, Singh S, Bekemeier B, Resnick B. (2022) Funding Public Health: Achievements and Challenges in Public Health Financing Since the Institute of Medicine's 2012 Report. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Jan-Feb 01;28(1):E244-E255
  • Leider J, Resnick B, McCullough JM, Alfonso YA, Bishai D. (2020) Inaccuracy of Official Estimates of Public Health Spending in the United States, 2000–2018,” American Journal of Public Health 110, no. S2 (July 1, 2020): pp S194-S196.
  • Resnick BA, Fisher J, Colrick I, Leider J. (2017) The Foundational Public Health Services as a Framework to Estimate Spending. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 53(5) 646–651
First Responder Health: Review of Virginia's Disease Presumptions