public health

Public health
Winged victory
Published Jan 3, 2020
A Hopkins scientist is studying the ways the deadly Nipah virus affects carrier fruit bats to better understand how it spreads to humans
The invisible women
Published Winter 2019
A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S., thousands of whom give birth behind bars. Carolyn Sufrin aims to improve the standards of care for this underseen, understudied population. There's a lot we don't know. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Women's Health
Self-screening for cervical cancer
Published Winter 2019
A new cervical cancer screening program, created in coordination with Jhpiego, allows women in Botswana to take control of their health. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Mental health
Social media use may pose mental health risks for teens
Published Sept 11, 2019
Social media use by adolescents linked to behaviors that may indicate mental health problems such as social withdrawal and difficulty coping with anxiety or depression
public health
Analysis predicts U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks
Published May 9, 2019
New analysis predicts locations for possible future U.S. outbreaks based on international air travel, vaccination rates, population data
public health
Measles outbreak is the worst in U.S. in 20 years
Published April 25, 2019
Experts from the Bloomberg School of Public Health discuss the dangers of the virus, why it's spreading so rapidly, and what health officials can do to stop it
Under pressure
Published Spring 2019
Study of a remote South American tribe reveals that high blood pressure doesn't have to be a side effect of aging / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Maternal health
Mother's death brings attention to racial health disparities
Published Feb 26, 2019
Bloomberg School alum Shalon Irving died in 2017 of complications from high blood pressure three weeks after giving birth
Opioid crisis
Tool helps officials estimate intravenous drug use
Published Feb 4, 2019
Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs
American health
Connections that matter
Published Nov 29, 2018
Researchers outline a public health plan to reengage disconnected youth, young adults age 16 to 24 who are both out of school and out of work