Archived articles

Health

"Safe system" approach could dramatically reduce road deaths while improving equity
Published May 13, 2021
Safe System roads are designed to minimize mistakes made by drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists and to limit the damage when accidents do occur
Food safety
Organic meat less likely to be contaminated with multidrug-resistant bacteria, study suggests
Published May 13, 2021
Analysis also uncovers meats from processors that handle both organic and conventional retail meat may be less likely to be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
Community
Grad students host Mother's Day diaper drive for parents in need
Published May 7, 2021
They're partnering with Baltimore nonprofit ShareBaby, which provides supplies and support to families who struggle to meet their children's diaper needs
Bridging faith and science to combat the overdose crisis
Published May 6, 2021
National leaders from science and faith discussed the promise of a collaborative relationship to reduce stigma about addiction, educate about prevention, treatment, and long-term recovery
Health Policy Forum
CDC director discusses COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and the U.S. pandemic response
Published May 5, 2021
School of Medicine alum Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, returns to JHU for a conversation with Dean Paul Rothman
Q+A
The environmental toll of fighting COVID-19
Published May 5, 2021
Masks, gloves, and chemical disinfectants will outlast the pandemic. Environmental engineer Ana MarĂ­a Rule says there are better alternatives to plastics and harsh chemicals.
Viruses that heal
Published May 4, 2021
Bacteriophage therapy could help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Epidemiology
In-person schooling with inadequate mitigation measures raises household members' COVID-19 risk
Published May 3, 2021
Large study suggests that symptom screening, other measures can eliminate most or all excess risk of developing COVID-19-like symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19
Q+A
A conversation with CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky
Published April 30, 2021
Walensky, a School of Medicine alum, shares how Hopkins has influenced her career and shaped her vision for leading the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic
Global health
As COVID crisis unfolds in India, Hopkins rushes to help
Published April 28, 2021
The university is working urgently with partners on the ground to offer support and expertise to India, with efforts organized and led by the newly created Johns Hopkins India Institute