News & Announcements Archive
September 18, 2014
Public Health Studies Graduate Is a CEO With a Mission
Minhaj Chowdhury, PHS class of 2011, is now the CEO of his own company! Chowdhury became an advocate for safe water after his sophomore trip to Bangladesh to study arsenic poisoning, a problem common to many of the country’s wells. Now he is the CEO of Drinkwell, a company he founded to establish local water businesses in areas affected by arsenic.
Making a Difference in Community Health
Aletha Maybank ’96 serves some of Brooklyn’s most vulnerable communities in her position as an assistant health commissioner in New York City. Read more about her inspiring work promoting health equity and reducing health inequalities in Arts & Sciences magazine.
Public Health Student Screens for TB in South Africa
Jimena Castellanos Aguirre of the class of 2016 spent her summer studying tuberculosis cases among diabetic patients at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. Read more about her experience in the Johns Hopkins Gazette.
August 15, 2014
On Tuesday, August 12, WYPR radio’s program “Midday with Dan Rodricks” hosted Stephen Teret of JHSPH, co-author of a new Abell Report on smart guns. Mr. Teret’s co-author was Natalie Draisin, PHS Class of 2010, and now an MPH/MBA candidate at JHSPH.
June 9, 2014
From challenged neighborhoods in Baltimore to the steamy banks of Uganda’s Lake Victoria, public health students are working to improve lives. Read the feature article in Arts & Sciences magazine.
June 6, 2014
PHS Students in Cape Town
The 2014 Public Health Studies summer study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa, has begun! Follow along by checking in on their blog.
May 15, 2014
Public Health Alum Named Fulbright Scholar
Congratulations to Alexandra (Sasha) Guttentag PHS ’12 on being selected for a Fulbright. Sasha has been working as a paralegal and high school instructor. Next year she will teach English in Brazil. A student of multiple languages and an avid traveler, Guttentag plans to pursue a career in teaching.
January 15, 2014
2014 Intersession Uganda Study Abroad Is Underway!
Students journeyed to Uganda for a unique and enriching experience that allows them to gain a global perspective on public health.
December 12, 2013
Public Health Student Wins Marshall Scholarship
Anna Wherry, a senior who has dedicated her studies to the plight of displaced persons, has won a Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award designed to enable future leaders to study in the United Kingdom.
November 29, 2013
Down to “The Wire”
In his class, Peter Beilenson, Baltimore’s former health commissioner, uses episodes from the popular TV series to illustrate how city institutions have failed to cure Baltimore’s public health problems. Read more in Arts & Sciences magazine.