Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging.
Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders.
But what is public health? In the medical field, clinicians treat diseases and injuries one patient at a time. But in public health, we work to preventdisease and injury. Public health researchers, practitioners and educators work with communities and populations. We identify the causes of disease and disability, and we implement large scale solutions.
For example, instead of treating a gunshot wound, we work to identify the causes of gun violence and develop interventions. Instead of treating premature or low birth-weight babies, we investigate the factors at work and we develop programs to keep babies healthy. And instead of prescribing medication for high blood pressure, we examine the links among obesity, diabetes and heart disease - and we use our data to influence policy aimed at reducing all three conditions.
The Johns Hopkins CFAR is a group of researchers, clinicians, and educators dedicated to combating HIV by promoting research and by training the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers. The JHU-CFAR’s specific aims are:
To develop a new generation of young HIV/AIDS researchers and recruit under-represented minorities into HIV/AIDS work
To recruit new investigators into HIV/AIDS research to address the growing need for knowledge
To promote interdisciplinary innovation and collaboration
To mobilize Johns Hopkins University to combat HIV in Baltimore through training, outreach, and community intervention studies
This research study was funded by he Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
Casa Ruby is the only bilingual multicultural LGBT organization providing life saving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBT community. Their mission is to create success life stories among transgender, gender queer and gender non-conforming gay, lesbian and bisexual people. Their vision is to create a world where transgender, gender queer, and gender non-conforming people pursue their dreams and achieve success in their lives without fear of discrimination, harassment, or violence due to their sexual orientation and or gender identity/gender expression.
Casa Ruby staff and volunteers work together to provide basic human services to more than 150 clients per week which include but are not limited to: hot meals, clothing exchange, cyber center, support groups, case management, emergency housing referrals, and legal services counseling (criminal/immigration).