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Public Health
Can guaranteed income improve health?
Published Nov 21, 2022
Hopkins researchers studying a guaranteed income pilot program in California found the program stabilized finances, led to more full-time employment, and improved participants' mental health
COVID-19
Tracking COVID-19 omicron variants
Published Nov 11, 2022
Andrew Pekosz and Joshua Sharfstein discuss the many faces of omicron, which tools are still holding up against it, and what virologists are still waiting to see from this virus
Public health
Experts: U.S. must build a unified public health system
Published Oct 18, 2022
A national commission recommends stitching together the patchwork of local, state, and federal agencies responsible for managing chronic and emerging diseases
Voices
How concerned do we need to be about monkeypox?
Published Aug 5, 2022
Johns Hopkins experts weigh in on whether the U.S. is ready for the possibility of twin pandemics
Public Health
Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 disproportionately affected women and girls
Published July 19, 2022
While the safety measures taken at the beginning of the pandemic saved lives, a full accounting of COVID-19's impact must include the economic, social, and health effects of pandemic response strategies
Public Health
The ongoing public health impact of redlining
Published June 2, 2022
The practice shaped wealth accumulation along racial lines, creating long-term financial and health disparities
Gun violence
Study: More officer-involved shootings in states that dropped concealed carry permit requirements
Published May 16, 2022
"The trend of more states allowing civilians to carry concealed guns without a permit may be influencing the perceived threat of danger faced by law enforcement," says study lead author Mitchell Doucette
Opioid epidemic
1.4 million documents released from opioid maker known for misleading practices
Published May 10, 2022
The largest acquisition of litigation documents to date is made available free to public within the Opioid Industry Documents Archive, a collaborative effort by the Johns Hopkins and the University of California, San Francisco
HEALTH POLICY FORUM
USAID's Atul Gawande discusses the challenges of misinformation
Published May 4, 2022
Gawande encouraged the next generation of public health scholars to take on science skepticism in fifth installment of the university's Health Policy Forum series
Public health
Study: Harassment of public health officials widespread during initial phase of COVID-19 pandemic
Published March 17, 2022
Among local and state public health officials who resigned or were fired during the first 11 months of the pandemic, more than a third reported incidents of harassment