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Released: 29-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Study Identifies Shortcomings in FDA Evaluations for New Opioid Drug Approvals Over Two Decades
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Approvals of prescription opioids by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over more than two decades have been based on evaluations in narrowly defined patient groups for which certain safety-related outcomes have been rarely systematically assessed, according to a new analysis from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Marie Diener-West as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Marie Diener-West, PhD, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. This is an endowed position made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Janice Bowie as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Tiara C. Willie as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Brendan Saloner as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Brendan Saloner, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Susan G. Sherman as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Susan G. Sherman, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Former Administrator of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Join The Bloomberg School As A Distinguished Policy Scholar
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mark Rosekind, PhD, MS, MPhil, the fifteenth administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Distinguished Policy Scholar on September 1.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Maria Trent as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Maria Trent, MD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 8:45 AM EDT
COVID-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is associated with a markedly lower likelihood.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Infants in Households With Very Low Food Security May Have Greater Obesity Risk
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Infants from households reporting very low “food security,” a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food security.

18-Aug-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws are Associated with Lower Firearm Homicides, Suicides
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

State handgun purchaser licensing laws—which go beyond federal background checks by requiring a prospective buyer to apply for a license or permit from state or local law enforcement—appear to be highly effective at reducing firearm homicide and suicide rates.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Non-Fasting Blood Test Can Help Screen Youth for Prediabetes and Diabetes
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A simple blood test that does not require overnight fasting has been found to be an accurate screening tool for identifying youth at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease risk later in life.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Study Suggests Drug Overdose Linked to PTSD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study focused on female sex workers in Baltimore City led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

3-Aug-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Immunization Programs Yield High "Return on Investment," Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would have been lost.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 2:30 PM EDT
In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927-2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, a longtime Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty member and researcher recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, died Thursday. Rose, 92, died at home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Released: 31-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, a public health policy researcher with 20 years of experience in the field of injury prevention and associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in their urine were elevated, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course for Public Health Program Managers and Developers on Maximizing Effectiveness of COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the country, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a free new online course to help public health officials implement strong contact tracing programs to break the chain of novel coronavirus transmission.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 8:45 AM EDT
The Challenge Initiative at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Receives Two Grants to Support Family Planning for Women and Girls in Poor Urban Areas
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global initiative based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that supports the reproductive health needs of women and girls living in poor urban communities in Africa and Asia, has received grants totaling $18.1 million from Bayer AG and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Fast-Spreading Mutation Helps Common Flu Subtype Escape Immune Response
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 11:30 AM EDT
COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Significantly Higher Than in U.S. Population
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the number of U.S. prison residents who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed prospectively through pregnancy found that women with lower levels of the essential mineral manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Researchers Discover Critical New Allergy Pathway
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for people with no hospital visits.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Michele Decker as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Michele Decker, ScD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Study: Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates—and Is Linked to Lower COVID-19 Death Rates
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection rates. The study, led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, also found that dense areas were associated with lower COVID-19 death rates

Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

If past hospitalizations for pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses are any guide, many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
New Report on Enforcement of Gun Laws in Baltimore Finds More Focused Approached Could Reduce Violence, Improve Community Relationships with City Police
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that broad “stop-and-search” practices used for many years by Baltimore police to look for illegally possessed guns have minimal, if any, impact on gun violence. These practices also result in mental and physical harm to those who are unjustifiably searched and serve to undermine community trust in police. The researchers also found that residents of communities most impacted by gun violence in Baltimore want more focused and accountable law enforcement to reduce gun violence.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Most of the registered clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19 underway as of late March were designed in ways that will greatly limit their value in understanding potential treatments, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress—from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020.

Released: 22-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Scientists Engineer Mosquitoes That Resist Malaria Parasite with Combination of Anti-Parasite Molecules
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Anopheles mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered with multiple anti-malaria molecules, acting at different stages of the malaria life cycle, are strongly resistant to the parasite that causes malaria and are unlikely to lose that resistance quickly, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 21-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Fourth Class of Bloomberg Fellows
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announces its 2020 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows, each drawn from an organization working on one of five critical health challenges facing the nation: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, adolescent health, and violence.

Released: 21-May-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Shelley Hearne Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Advocacy
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, has joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Advocacy and the inaugural Alfred Sommer and Michael Klag Decanal Professor of the Practice for Public Health Advocacy.

Released: 20-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Class of 2020: 980 Students Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recognized graduates of the Class of 2020 in a pre-recorded Convocation ceremony broadcast yesterday.

Released: 18-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Genome Study Links DNA Changes to the Risks of Specific Breast Cancer Subtypes
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An analysis of genetic studies covering 266,000 women has revealed 32 new sites on the human genome where variations in DNA appear to alter the risks of getting breast cancer.

Released: 15-May-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Convocation: Class of 2020 Graduates at Historic Moment for Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

As the world grapples with the greatest public health crisis in more than a century, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will hold a virtual convocation to recognize the graduating Class of 2020 on Tuesday, May 19.

Released: 13-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT
In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Laurie Schwab Zabin, PhD, a professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior, died Monday.

Released: 11-May-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg Philanthropies, with New York State, Launch Online Course to Train Army of Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With the urgent need to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today launched a free online course to help train a new cadre of contact tracers to reach and assist people exposed to the virus.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Persistent and Worsening Insomnia May Predict Persistent Depression in Older Adults
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Older adults with depression may be at much higher risk of remaining depressed if they are experiencing persistent or worsening sleep problems, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Nearly One-Third of Primary Care Providers Do Not View Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder as Effective
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new survey of U.S. primary care physicians from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that nearly one-third, 32.9 percent, do not think treating opioid use disorder with medication is any more effective than treatment without medication.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Study From Chinese City of Shenzhen, Outside Hong Kong in Southern China, Provides Key Insights on How Coronavirus Spreads
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The extensive use of epidemiological surveillance, isolation of infected patients, and quarantines of exposed individuals in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed scientists to estimate important characteristics of this now-pandemic infectious disease, according to a study co-led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Released: 22-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Majority of U.S. States and Territories Do Not Require Day Care Providers to Inform Parents of Firearms on Premises
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Home- and center-based child care providers are not required by most states or U.S. territories to inform parents when guns are stored on the premises, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Survey: Would-Be Purchasers of Firearms in Baltimore’s Underground Gun Market Face Obstacles
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A small survey conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that more than half of respondents who reported having attempted to acquire a firearm in Baltimore’s underground firearm market in the prior six months were unsuccessful—some due to lack of financial means, and others reporting they had no trusted point of contact for acquiring guns through unlawful means.

Released: 14-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Melissa Walls as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

xJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health welcomes Melissa Walls, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in Obesity and the Food System in the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and an associate professor in the Department of International Health.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Hold COVID-19 Expert Media Briefing
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching the first in a series of press briefings at 2:30–3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 9.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Infants Introduced Early to Solid Foods Show Gut Bacteria Changes that May Portend Future Health Risks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 5:00 PM EDT
U.S. Autism Rates Up 10 Percent in New CDC Report
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among children aged 8 years in 2016 (or 1.85 percent).

23-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Survey Data Confirm Increases in Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Thinking Among U.S. Adolescents Seeking Mental Health Care
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Nationwide survey data on more than 230,000 U.S. adolescents over the period 2005 to 2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other “internalizing” problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Columbia University.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 8:40 AM EDT
TODAY Live Webcast: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Experts on Coronavirus at 11:30 A.M.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Panelists will discuss the very latest insights about the coronavirus, including the importance of social distancing and testing options.

Released: 13-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Infectious Disease Experts Recommend Using Antibodies From Covid-19 Survivors as Stopgap Measure to Treat Patients and Protect Health Care Workers
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Countries fighting outbreaks of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 should consider using the antibodies of people who have recovered from infection to treat cases and provide short-term immunity—lasting weeks to months—to critical health care workers, argue two infectious disease experts.


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