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Briefing series

Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series

The Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series allows policymakers, their staff, and members of the public to gain up-to-the-minute insights and analysis from Johns Hopkins experts. Every other month, faculty experts provide a timely briefing on a policy topic with opportunity for real-time Q&A. The series is jointly organized by the Office of Federal Strategy and the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives.

Upcoming event

Combating the opioid epidemic

Thursday, Feb. 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Johns Hopkins University will host a live virtual briefing for congressional staff and policymakers about the latest treatments for opioid use disorder; harm reduction as a component of treatment for opioid use disorder; quality of care for individuals experiencing opioid use disorder; and how emergency departments work with individuals experiencing opioid use disorder.

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The following Johns Hopkins experts are scheduled to participate:

  • Michael Fingerhood, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Addiction Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Tamar Rodney, PhD, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Brendan Saloner, PhD, Bloomberg Associate Professor of Addictions and Overdose, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH, Professor of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Moderator: Caleb Alexander, M.D., MS, Professor and Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Past events

Five panelists on a Zoom discussion
Oct. 20, 2022
Food insecurity: Issues and solutions related to global hunger, malnourishment

Johns Hopkins experts discuss food insecurity, malnutrition, and the socioeconomic dynamics of hunger set against a backdrop of major supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine.

A panel of five experts on Zoom
Sept. 14, 2022
Supporting America's schoolchildren: Innovative approaches

Johns Hopkins experts discuss redressing the impact of social inequality on schools, implementing proven interventions to address learning loss and prevent dropouts and absenteeism, equitably addressing learning and developmental loss caused by the pandemic, and delivering school-based health care to address health disparities

Artificial intelligence: Opportunities and challenges

Johns Hopkins experts discuss AI in autonomous technologies, how AI can help in the design and discovery of new materials, ethical considerations related to AI, the use of AI within health care, and the major challenges that need to be addressed before AI could reach its full potential

Maternal health in the U.S.

Hopkins experts discuss maternal mortality and severe morbidity trends, national initiatives to address those trends, efforts to reduce racial-ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, and related topics

Civilian space exploration, discovery, and research

Hopkins experts discuss the James Webb Space Telescope, developments in planetary science, the Parker Solar Probe, space weather, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission and planetary defense, and upcoming space missions.

Experts from the Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy

Experts discuss policy solutions, including addressing privately made firearms or “ghost guns”; strengthening background check laws with handgun purchaser licensing; and making community violence intervention programs an effective part of cities’ approach to public safety

Experts from the Coronavirus Resource Center

Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, vaccinologist Bill Moss, clinician Brian Garibaldi, and data expert Beth Blauer discuss the COVID-19 pandemic during this congressional briefing

If you have any questions about the series, please email fedaffairs@jhu.edu