The new Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health, announced last May by university president William R. Brody, will coordinate and focus university-wide efforts against HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis, flu and other worldwide health threats, especially in developing countries.
The center, led by Thomas Quinn, a professor of international health, epidemiology, and molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and professor of medicine in the School of Medicine, will bridge the international work of the schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health and will include the Berman Bioethics Institute, JHPIEGO, and Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Additional Johns Hopkins organizations are expected to affiliate as the effort becomes widely known around the university.
Nursing dean Martha N. Hill describes the center as a unique three-way partnership and the first of its kind in a university setting to combine the strengths of top-ranked schools of nursing, medicine, and public health.
“With the Center for Global Health, and under the leadership of Tom Quinn, we will rapidly increase our effectiveness in research, teaching, practice, and service around the world,” Hill says. “Our students and faculty are enthusiastic about the schools working together as we prepare practitioners and scientists to work in teams dedicated to improving global health.”