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### Ranking Announcement: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Retains Top Position in U.S. News & World Report

The top-ranked public health school in the nation, as recognized by its peers and programs, is once again the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. This prestigious position has been maintained by the Bloomberg School since the inception of these rankings back in 1994.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings encompass 213 public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. These rankings are determined through a survey sent to leaders of the accredited schools and programs, focusing on the academic quality of each public health institution.

Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie expressed pride in the recognition received from peers, attributing this honor to the entire Bloomberg School community. She emphasized the ongoing commitment of the school to address contemporary public health challenges with evidence-based approaches, innovation, and bravery. Over the past year, significant work has been undertaken in various critical areas such as aging, planetary health, AI and data science, humanitarian health, Indigenous community health, safe drinking water, gun violence prevention, reproductive health, and gender equity.

In addition to the overall top ranking, the Bloomberg School has also been acknowledged for its leadership in specific specialty areas within public health, based on peer nominations:

  • Environmental Health Sciences: #1
  • Epidemiology: #1
  • Health Policy and Management: #1
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: #1
  • Biostatistics: #2

With a rich history dating back over a century, the Bloomberg School, situated at Johns Hopkins University, stands as the oldest and largest institution of public health education in the United States. Currently, the school caters to more than 3,200 students and boasts a faculty of over 1,800 members. With an annual research funding exceeding $500 million, a network of 28,000+ alumni, and engagement in over 120 countries, the School’s impact and global reach are unparalleled.

Key highlights from the past year at the Bloomberg School include:

  • Continued leadership in addressing critical health challenges in the U.S., with 329 Bloomberg Fellows collaborating with 258 organizations spanning law enforcement agencies, libraries, and local health departments.
  • Securing a $23.5 million grant for an epidemic preparedness project in partnership with the CDC through the Center for Health Security.
  • Recognition by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead a new initiative at Johns Hopkins.
  • Launching a new program focusing on gender-based violence, economic and social empowerment, and equitable health systems.
  • Establishment of a new center at Johns Hopkins dedicated to human health and the environment.
  • Research breakthroughs in collision prevention, protective benefits of certain interventions, and significant studies on chemical processes.
  • Ongoing communication efforts through various channels to disseminate public health information effectively.
  • Submission of a self-study for CEPH reaccreditation and hosting of reviewers to showcase collaborative efforts within the School.
  • Upcoming groundbreaking for a new facility designed to foster collaboration, research opportunities, and community engagement in addressing public health challenges.

For further information about the Bloomberg School, please refer to their website.

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