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Office of

Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE)

We support efforts to dismantle structural oppression and racist policies and practices within the Bloomberg School, our community, and public health.

Office Overview

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) supports efforts to dismantle structural oppression and racist policies and practices within the Bloomberg School, our community, and public health.

IDARE was created to support and serve as a resource to students, faculty, staff, and administration at the School in their collective efforts to advance inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity in everything we do. The Office is charged with improving the School's capacity to recruit, retain, and advocate for underrepresented students and faculty and working alongside the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Civility to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment on campus and in our community.

Contact Us

615 N. Wolfe Street, W1600
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-3034 
Fax: (410) 502-9809

Joel I. Bolling, MA
Assistant Dean for IDARE

Mahnoor K. Ahmed, MS
IDARE Director for Student Recruitment and Engagement

Audrey Ndaba, MS
Student Disability Services Coordinator

Land Acknowledgement

We humbly acknowledge that Johns Hopkins University is located on the traditional and contemporary homelands of Indigenous people. Our campus resides on unceded lands of the Piscataway and Susquehannock peoples.

Land acknowledgement helps us recall the sacrifices that Indigenous peoples have made and their continued significance as part of our community. Recognition of the land is just one way in which we can honor the contributions and counter the erasure of Indigenous peoples in our society. We encourage each person and organization to be in solidarity with and acknowledge the homelands of Indigenous people  wherever you study, work, visit, or live. Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff from the Center for American Indian Health for leading the creation of the land acknowledgement for the Bloomberg School and for their continued work with Indigenous communities.

IDARE Events

Prospective Students


  • Virtual Chat Session with the Office of Admissions and IDARE Office , 12-1pm, Eastern Time, Click to Register below.

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • May 4


  • Cultivating Community & Belonging as First Generation and BIPOC Students,  12-1pm, Eastern Time, click to Register below.

  • February 23

  • April 26


  • Admitted Students

  • Registration for Admitted Students' events is available on the Student Portal.

  • Cultivating Community & Belonging Sessions as URM Master’s Students, March 9, 12-1pm 

  • Cultivating Community & Belonging as URM Doctoral Students, March 14, 9-10am 

  • Cultivating Community & Belonging as First-Generation and First-Generation Plus Students,  April 5, 12-1pm 


Support diversity at the Bloomberg School

There are many ways donors can earmark gifts to the School for research or scholarships that directly benefit people and communities who have been historically marginalized, disenfranchised, or excluded. Reach out to the Office of Development for details.

The Faculty Diversity Initiative

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion demands that we attract exceptionally talented faculty from a breadth of backgrounds and experiences and sustain a campus culture where all faculty can be successful. The Faculty Diversity Initiative and the School's Diversity Advocate Network are spearheading that effort.