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Joshua sharfstein

J&J Vaccine
What you need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Published March 3, 2021
The FDA confirmed Emergency Use Authorization after reviewing the safety and efficacy of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. Here's what you need to know.
COVID-19
Insights into Pfizer's promising COVID-19 vaccine news
Published Nov 13, 2020
Public health expert Josh Sharfstein discusses what makes an RNA vaccine so special and why the announcement of an effective Pfizer vaccine is so important
Investing in public health
Published Oct 26, 2020
America must invest in public health infrastructure rather than private interests if democracy is to be preserved, says physician and health policy expert Joshua Sharfstein
Commentary
What it will take to safely reopen K-12 schools this fall
Published June 3, 2020
Public health expert Josh Sharfstein and education expert Christopher Morphew say school closures have led to growing public health crises for children such as hunger and a lack of health services
COVID-19
Joshua Scharfstein on Reddit
Published March 17, 2020
Josh Sharfstein, former Baltimore City health commissioner, discusses social distancing, hand-washing, and the importance of helping those who are at high risk
Pain management
Reframing the way we think about opioid abuse
Published Sept 25, 2017
Peter Pronovost, Josh Sharfstein among experts to speak at Johns Hopkins symposium on opioid epidemic
CityLab Baltimore
Experts discuss pressing urban issues
Published Aug 3, 2017
Hopkins faculty members, alums weigh in on blight, opioids, and other challenges faced by cities
Commentary
Over-the-counter, underregulated
Published July 24, 2017
FDA creates risks with insufficient regulation of potentially harmful nonprescription meds, public health expert says / Politico
Commentary
AHCA puts children's health at risk
Published May 22, 2017
Public health expert Josh Sharfstein says legislation as drafted breaks 'core guarantee' / Journal of the American Medical Association
Sharfstein to lead public health initiative
Published Oct 27, 2016
Associate dean at BSPH named inaugural director of JHU's Bloomberg American Health Initiative