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- Emeritus

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 588

Research Interests

Health Policy and Management; Law; violence; bioterrorism; injury, firearms, obesity policy;vaccine policy
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Brooklyn Law School
Stephen Teret is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, with joint faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. He currently directs the Center for Law and the Public's Health, and previously directed the Center for Gun Policy and Research, and the Center for Injury Research and Policy.  Teret's research interests include: the use of the law as a tool for protecting the public's health; obesity prevention policy; vaccine policy; law and bioterrorism; the policy and epidemiology of firearm injury prevention; general injury prevention policy; alcohol and injuries; advocacy for the public's health.
Honors & Awards
Chairman’s Circle of Commendation, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (2012)
Ernest L. Stebbins Medal - (2003) Faculty award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Delta Omega, Alpha Chapter - National Public Health Honorary Society
Golden Apple Award - (Received in 1984, 1989, 2005, and 2011). Given by students of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, for excellence in teaching.
Teaching Award - (1997). Given by students at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Sol Feinstone Award - (1996) Granted by St. Lawrence University for humanitarian efforts
Distinguished Career Award - (1993) American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section
Distinguished Service Award - (1993) Association of Trial Lawyers of America
National Angel of Peace Award - Granted by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
Select Publications
  • Rutkow L, Teret SP.  Role of state attorneys general in health policy.  JAMA. 2010; 304(12): 1377-8.

  • Lainie Rutkow, Jon S. Vernick, Stephen P. Teret.  The potential health effects of Citizens UnitedNew England Journal of Medicine  2010;362:1356-1358.

  • Vernick JS, Rutkow L, Teret SP. Public health benefits of recent litigation against the tobacco industry. JAMA 2007;298(1):86-89.

  • Vernick JS, Teret SP, Smith GA, Webster DW. Counseling about firearms:proposed legislation is a threat to physicians and their patients. Pediatrics 2006; 118(5)2168-72.

  • Frattaroli S , Teret SP. Understanding and informing policy implementation: a case study of the domestic violence provisions of the Maryland Gun Violence Act. Evaluation Review 2006; 30(3):347-60.