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Public Health Studies Major Ashnaa Rao Is a Tennis Champion

Public Health Studies Major Ashnaa Rao Is a Tennis Champion
Ashnaa Rao became the first JHU tennis player, male or female, to win a USTA/ITA national championship when she won the 2014 USTA/ITA National Small College Singles Championship in October. The sophomore, a public health studies major, also was the first player in program history to win the USTA/ITA Southeast Singles Championship, held in September.


Public Health Studies Graduate Is Learning How To Make Change That Lasts

Public Health Studies Graduate Is Learning How To Make Change That Lasts
Johns Hopkins graduate Minhaj Chowdhury has started a company, Drinkwell, with a simple mission: to provide clean, drinkable water to communities in South Asia. Drinkwell both provides clean water and strengthens local economies by selling filter systems to local entrepreneurs.


Public Health Students Score on the Field and in the Classroom

Public Health Students Score on the Field and in the Classroom
Public health students at JHU bring excellence and commitment to everything they do, in class and outside of it. Two Johns Hopkins senior defensive linemen (and public health studies majors), Michael Longo and Michael Rocca, have been named to the 2014 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America Division III football teams. Longo, the 11th first-team academic All-American in the program's history, spent three and a half weeks in Uganda last January doing research focused on initiatives serving children and has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Rocca, also a first-team all-conference selection this season, Rocca served as a clinical research assistant and Medical Tutorial participant at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.


Public Health, The Wire, and Baltimore

Public Health, The Wire, and Baltimore
For the past five years, Peter Beilenson has used the acclaimed HBO series The Wire to examine the issues facing modern urban areas in his public health studies class Baltimore and The Wire: A Focus on Major Urban Issues. This November, students welcomed guest lecturer Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore, to talk about some of the challenges facing the city.


It’s All About Connections

It’s All About Connections
When Hopkins students take part in the Public Health Studies Uganda intersession program, Uganda: Childhood, Health, and Society, it's not only their own lives that are enriched. JHU students are matched with students from Uganda's Makerere University for the duration of their stay, creating a unique peer-to-peer learning experience, and connections that last.


Public Health Studies Graduate Is a CEO With a Mission

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

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

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.