In pursuit of better health for all members of society.
Our undergraduate major in public health teaches you how to deal with critical large-scale issues in health care, such as health care access, chronic disease control, and mapping, predicting, and containing outbreaks of infectious disease. You’ll also research how factors like gender, poverty, and education contribute to health outcomes. You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty, participate in experiential research and advocacy, and have opportunities to take classes at the #1 School of Public Health.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
The Environment and Your Health
This course surveys the basic concepts underlying environmental health sciences (toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment), current public health issues (air, water- and food-borne diseases) and global health threats (climate change, designing healthy communities, and environmental justice).
Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Through lectures and small group discussions, you’ll develop a framework for analyzing health care policy problems and become familiar with current issues including managed care, Medicare, and the uninsured.
Introduction to Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
In this course, we’ll explain key theories and models of health behavior; describe social and behavioral factors affecting health outcomes; illustrate the role of factors such as racism, income inequality, social norms, culture, communication and psychological constructs in health outcomes; and demonstrate applications of these theories and models in health behavior research and intervention.
Student and Faculty Spotlight
PROF. MARIA BULZACCHELLI
Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies
RUBY R. ’21
Public Health Studies
Warrior of the Workplace
After her own brushes with warehouse accidents, senior Rubi Ramirez partners with Professor Bulzacchelli to examine forklift fatalities, leading OSHA to update its forklift standards for the first time in 50 years.Read More
Join the Club
Hopkins students are eager to pursue their interests outside the classroom. With 450+ student-led organizations, here are just a few you could join:
- Advocates for Baltimore Community Health
- Advocates for Reproductive and Sexual Health
- Alpha Epsilon Delta
- American Mock World Health Organization
- Ataxia Ambassadors at Johns Hopkins University
- Cards For Courage
- Epidemic Proportions (Undergraduate Public Health Journal)
- Global Medical Brigades
- Glohea at Johns Hopkins University
- Public Health Student Forum
- Public Health Case Competition and Trivia Club
- Public Policy Consulting Group
- Osler Medical Symposium
I’ve been trying to find a way to reconcile my love for three things: data, health, and art — and for the longest time I’ve had trouble splitting my time, efforts, and energy between the three. Am I a data scientist? A public health enthusiast? A lover of music and graphic designer?