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Hae-Ra Han

  • Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives
  • Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair
  • Professor of Nursing


  • School of Nursing
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translation Research

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Hae-Ra Han serves traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations by helping to improve health literacy and promoting health equity. Her research has helped empower patients to develop their own skills in navigating the health system, health screenings and self-care.

Han has helped improve cervical cancer screenings among African and Asian immigrant women and women living with HIV. She also works with patients and families living with common chronic conditions such as dementia, diabetes, and hypertension, particularly in the Black or African American, Asian, and Spanish-speaking Hispanic communities.

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