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Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

Leading Science for a Malaria-Free World 

Founded in May 2001 and continuously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute conducts discovery research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and field research at the Macha Research Trust in Zambia and other sites of endemic malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and elsewhere. 

The initial Bloomberg Philanthropies gift established a state-of-the-art research facility with the goal to treat and control malaria, develop a vaccine, and find new drug targets and innovative strategies to prevent and cure the deadly disease. The Institute has contributed to advances in all these areas and is one of the most comprehensive research endeavors focused on malaria globally.

JHMRI Deputy Director Photini Sinnis, MD, is quoted

The Guardian's article on the WHO's World Malaria Report 2023 and climate change

News and Noteworthy

Jane Carlton, PhD

Leading Researcher Jane Carlton joins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute as Director. She is a leader in the field of comparative genomics. The goal of Jane Carlton's research is to find and improve ways to monitor and control malaria, as well as identify ways to prevent and treat the mosquito-borne disease.

With malaria cases rising, experts worry about impact of global warming

This year's WHO's World Malaria Report reveals a concerning trend: malaria cases globally rose to 249 million in 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Director Jane Carlton is quoted on the relationship between climate change and malaria. 

What to Know About Malaria in the U.S.

This past summer, for the first time in 20 years, the U.S. has recorded homegrown malaria cases. Malaria experts at BSPH say this handful of cases is no cause for panic yet underscore that if malaria and other diseases are re-emerging, it is a cause for concern.


Full-time faculty


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Mentions in major news outlets since 2020


Publications and articles in scientific journals 

Malaria Research in Action | A Video

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute are working to better understand and fight malaria from the labs in Baltimore to the field in Southern and Central Africa.