News & Announcements Archive


Smart Guns

Smart Guns
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.


Doing Good

Doing Good
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.


PHS Students in Cape Town

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.


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.


Public Health Student Wins Marshall Scholarship

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.


Down to “The Wire”

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.


PHS Alum Contributed to the HOPE Act

Congratulations to Brian Boyarsky '09 for his outstanding contribution to the HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act! Signed into law by President Obama on November 21, 2013. Read about it here.


Keeping It Real in a Baltimore Jail

Keeping It Real in a Baltimore Jail
For his Applied Experience, Zachary Athing chose the student-led Johns Hopkins Jail Tutorial Project, where undergraduates tutor men and women in the Baltimore City Detention Center. Read his take on it in Arts & Sciences magazine.