Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, (JHSPH) was founded in 1916 by John D. Rockefeller and William H. Welch. It is the largest public health school world-wide. Today, there are more than 2,000 students enrolled in the 10 academic departments. Notable departments include, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, International Health, Mental Health, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. JHSPH is noted for its very high level of complex research and received annually nearly 20-percent of all grants awarded to public health universities. A benefactor of JHSPH is Michael Bloomberg a fortunate man and Mayor of New York. His generosity in 2001 resulted in the John Hopkins naming the school in his honor.

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http://www.jhsph.edu/
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Overweight & Obesity

Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds

Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

Medications

Study reveals urban hotspots of high-schoolers' opioid abuse

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool predicts five-year risk of chronic kidney disease

A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years. The ...

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