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Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Global Health Reporting Fellowship

Congratulations to Blessed Sheriff: The 2023 Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellow

Blessed Sheriff, MPH ‘23, has been selected as the 2023 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg – Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellow. Sheriff, a medical student, will travel to Sierra Leone to report on efforts to transform mental health care in the country, including a psychiatric hospital’s innovative caretaking methods and the first class of psychiatry residents trained there.

Profile photo of Blessed Sheriff

The Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Global Health Reporting Fellowship is a unique opportunity for Bloomberg School students to do in-depth reporting on a global health issue of their choice and gain a clearer understanding of the media’s role in shaping the global health conversation.

The $5,000 fellowship supports training with journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C., and covers the cost of in-country reporting, travel, and living expenses. The Center provides technical and editorial support through the planning, reporting and writing/production phases of the fellowship.

The Global Health Reporting Fellowship supports projects that focus on public health issues of global importance that have been underreported or neglected by mainstream media in the U.S.

Working with the Pulitzer Center, the selected fellows will produce print and online stories, videos, photojournalism or work for other media platforms, depending on the project. The Pulitzer Center and the Bloomberg School work with the fellow(s) to place their work in media outlets.

Read the work of former fellows:

Reporter filming

Varsha Ramakrishnan, a Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellow, interviews a source.

For more information contact Dayna Kerecman Myers at or 202-669-2921.