Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals, a process inseparably linked to the discovery and application of new knowledge, and through these activities, to the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability around the world.
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
The Department of International Health seeks to understand health problems and develop means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations around the world. International Health draws on all public health disciplines for application in global settings and emphasizes master's and doctoral training programs for students with international and cross-cultural interests.
The Department is organized into four program areas:
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Social and Behavioral Interventions
They offer a master of science in public health (MSPH) and doctoral-level training for research (PhD) in these program areas, as well as a master of health science in health economics (MHS) and doctoral training in public health practice (DrPH).
Faculty and student research includes implementing cost-effective strategies for global health care delivery; designing health promotion interventions for disadvantaged communities; conducting laboratory studies to develop vaccines; performing clinical trials, prevention trials, behavioral studies; developing policy for infectious disease control; and developing methods to assess nutritional status and treat nutritional diseases.
They train students for leadership roles at international agencies, such as UNICEF and the World Bank, national assistance organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, ministries of health, research institutions, private foundations, and volunteer organizations.