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Associate Lecturer
Karen Charron

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Karen Charron, MPH ‘91, is an experienced course instructor and graduate cohort director who teaches and mentors students in the Master of Health Administration program.

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624 N. Broadway, Room 531
Experiences & Accomplishments
Towson State University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
I am a nurse by original training and earned my MPH at JHSPH in its 75th year (1991). I have been on the faculty of JHSPH since 1999 beginning in the Department of International Health focused on the conduct of clinical vaccine trials and the training of US and International investigators and teams about clinical trials. In 2000, I launched one of the early online courses at JHSPH, Good Clinical Practice, a vaccine trial perspective, and taught it for 18 years. I also taught a course through Coursera. I coordinated the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control for 16 years working with over 400 students. I chaired the CEPH reaccreditation committee for the school beginning in 2013 which resulted in JHSPH reaccreditation in 2015 through 2022

As my career evolved, my interest in teaching, mentoring, and advising continued to grow. I moved to the Department of Health Policy and Management where I am currently the Assistant Director of the CAHME accredited JHU MHA program ranked 9th in the country. I am always interested in speaking with potential students.
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Most recent publications
  • Charron K, Kalbarczyk A, Martin NA, Combs EA, Ward M, Leontsini E. Building Blocks of Global Health Mentorship: Motivation, Expectations, and Institutional Support. Ann Glob Health. 2019;85(1):39. Published 2019 Mar 18. doi:10.5334/aogh.1537
  • Kalbarczyk A, Leontsini E, Combs E, Yang F, Ahmadi A, Charron K. Evaluation and Support Mechanisms of an Emerging University-wide Global Health Training Program. Ann Glob Health. 2015;81(5):602-610. doi:10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.025
  • Sahay S, Mehendale S, Sane S, et al. Correlates of HIV vaccine trial participation: an Indian perspective. Vaccine. 2005;23(11):1351-1358. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2004.09.032
(Hvtn) Hiv Vaccine Trials Network
Good Clinical Practice Workshop Development And Implementation
HIV Vaccine Trial Site Development and Training
The Johns Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Training & Research Program (AITRP)
Developing a productive experience for public health students overseas