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Individuals Physically Distanced Before State Mandates, Slowing COVID-19 Spread
Published July 1, 2020
Residents in all 25 of the U.S. counties hardest hit by COVID-19 began to limit their public movements six to 29 days before states implemented stay-at-home orders, according to Johns Hopkins University... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Researchers Discover Critical New Allergy Pathway
Published June 25, 2020
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. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Seminar Series Starting Friday Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy
Published June 24, 2020
A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests
Published June 24, 2020
A new study by researchers at the JHSPH 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... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Michele Decker as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Published June 18, 2020
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. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates — and Is Linked to Lower COVID-19 Death Rates
Published June 18, 2020
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. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Juicy Genomics
Published June 17, 2020
When Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar rapped “I got millions, I got riches buildin’ in my DNA,” he almost certainly wasn’t talking about the humble tomato. But a new study... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Jitterbug: Roaches and Robots Shake It To Transition Between Movements In Tricky Terrain
Published June 15, 2020
By chasing cockroaches through an obstacle course and studying their movements, the Johns Hopkins engineers that brought you the cockroach robot and the snake robot discovered that animals’ movement... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans
Published June 15, 2020
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. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Cash Me Outside: Transfers to the Poor Linked to Eco-Benefits
Published June 12, 2020
In a new study, researchers recently discovered that Indonesia’s national anti-poverty program reduced deforestation by about 30%. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Aids National Effort To Build A Secure Smart Home
Published June 12, 2020
Smart homes of today – with lights, refrigerators and Alexa all talking to each other – aren’t nearly as smart as they need to be to thwart virtual burglars from breaking in. To address the massive... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Looking Up to the Stars Can Reveal What’s Deep Below
Published June 11, 2020
Using a new technique originally designed to explore the cosmos, scientists have unveiled structures deep inside the Earth, paving the way towards a new map revealing what Earth’s interior looks like. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Joins Project To Build New Tools To Model Pandemic Spread
Published June 11, 2020
The Johns Hopkins University professor behind the popular COVID-19 tracking map is joining scientists at two other institutions to develop new methods for understanding how and why the current coronavirus... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Stuart Appointed as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Published June 11, 2020
Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD, a national expert in biostatistics and policy evaluation, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Report on Enforcement of Gun Laws in Baltimore Finds More Focused Approached Could Reduce Violence, Improve Community Relationships with City Police
Published June 10, 2020
A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at JHSPH finds that broad “stop-and-search” practices used for many years by Baltimore police to look for illegally possessed... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Expands Resources for Veterans through VetLink Partnership
Published June 10, 2020
Today, Johns Hopkins University announced a new partnership with Service to School’s (S2S) VetLink Program, which will expand opportunity and access for highly qualified veterans transitioning to higher... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds
Published June 9, 2020
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... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Researchers Run ‘Philosophy Experiment’ in a Lab to Test Objectivity of Vision
Published June 8, 2020
Johns Hopkins University researchers who study the mind and brain used methods from cognitive science to test a long-standing philosophical question: Can people see the world objectively? / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Published June 3, 2020
A new survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress—from... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Expert Available on Altered Sense of Time During Pandemic
Published June 1, 2020
COVID-19 has affected people differently, yet many feel the pandemic has radically affected their sense of time. For some, time drags. For others it passes much too fast. And almost everyone is having... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Releases Comprehensive Report on Digital Contact Tracing to Aid COVID-19 Response
Published May 26, 2020
Johns Hopkins University today released a comprehensive report to help government, technology developers, businesses, institutional leaders and the public make responsible decisions around use of digital... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Fourth Class of Bloomberg Fellows
Published May 21, 2020
Fifty MPH fellows and eight DrPH fellows from 27 States and D.C. will receive public health training to tackle critical health issues across the country. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Shelley Hearne Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Advocacy
Published May 21, 2020
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. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Virtual Commencement Set for May 21
Published May 20, 2020
More than 9,000 Johns Hopkins University students will have their degrees conferred on Thursday, May 21 starting at 11 a.m. EDT, at the virtual commencement ceremony for all of the University’s divisions... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Class of 2020: 980 Students Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Published May 20, 2020
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recognized graduates of the Class of 2020 in a pre-recorded Convocation ceremony broadcast. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins