Taking Aim at Top Public Health Threats

February 1, 2018

Bloomberg American Health Initiative’s inaugural fellows target opioids, diabetes, minority health, and violence

When three-term New York City mayor and Hopkins alumnus Michael Bloomberg made a $300 million gift to establish the Bloomberg American Health Initiative in 2016, he had an ambitious goal.

“By spreading small public health strategies,” he said, “we can make the same strides in the 21st century against health threats like air pollution, gun violence, and obesity that we did in the 20th century against polio and other infectious diseases.”

The centerpiece of the initiative, a fellowship program for master’s and doctoral students, launched in 2017. The eight inaugural Bloomberg Fellows come from as near as our own Baltimore back yard and as far away as Portland, Oregon, and are tackling topics ranging from stemming the opioid epidemic to better serving the health needs of Native Americans.

Get to know the motivations and goals of each fellow in this article from Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine.

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