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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
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
Faculty honors
Ellen MacKenzie joins commission to envision a national public health system
Published March 4, 2022
The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a National Public Health System will identify key steps for strengthening U.S. public health infrastructure
Public health
Defining harm reduction
Published Feb 25, 2022
Harm reduction aims to protect people using drugs by providing the support and resources they need
Public health
Researchers to develop new methods for estimating children's exposure to chemicals
Published Feb 23, 2022
A new study, funded by the EPA, will investigate risks of ingesting contaminants when children put their hands and objects in their mouths
COVID-19 vaccine maintains strong protection against severe disease at six months
Published Feb 22, 2022
A pre-omicron study reviewed four vaccines, finding that they retain nearly all of their ability to prevent severe disease up to six months after full vaccination
What does 'it's over' look like?
Published Feb 21, 2022
Johns Hopkins University public health experts offer insights into what will signal that SARS-CoV-2 is moving from pandemic to endemic