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For more information on the Health Security MPH scholarship, contact: Natalie Semon

For more information on the Health Security PhD track, contact: Tara Kirk Sell, PhD or Gigi Gronvall, PhD

Frequently Asked Questions: PhD Health Security Track

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security provides education and academic training focused on Health Security for students of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center teaches coursework, provides practica opportunities, supports a PhD health security track in the department of Environmental Health and Engineering, and offers limited scholarships for scholars interested in the field, fellowships, and networking opportunities.

Health Security Scholarship for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH Students

This scholarship is supported by the Open Philanthropy Project and is targeted toward JHSPH Masters of Public Health students with an interest in the field of health security, particularly those with interest in pandemics and global catastrophic biological risks. The scholarship aims to enable individuals to enter the health security field and work to improve our preparedness for and response to these potentially catastrophic public health emergencies.

Awarded scholarships will cover full tuition for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH degree. Up to 2 scholarships will be awarded for an academic year. The inaugural scholarships will be awarded for the 2021–2022 program year.

Eligibility:

  • Students who have been accepted to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH program for the 2021–2022 academic year (for application details, see below)
  • Online/Part-time or full-time students
  • US-based and international students

Recipients of the scholarship will be required to:

  • Have a Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security academic advisor for the MPH program
  • Take at least 1 health security-related elective taught by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security faculty
  • Conduct their MPH practicum at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
  • Write their MPH capstone on a health security topic

To apply:

  • Interested individuals should apply to the MPH program through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health SOPHAS application. In your application, please indicate your interest in the topic of Health Security.
  • If you are interested in this scholarship, please email Natalie Semon at nsemon@jhu.edu and provide a brief written description (must be no longer than 1 page, single spaced 12pt type) of your interest in health security and global catastrophic biological risks, your SOPHAS application ID number, and why you should be considered for this scholarship if you are accepted into the MPH program.
 

PhD Track in Health Security in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

In a world of rapid innovation in the biological sciences, the emergence of new diseases, and changing environmental pressures, health security risks to the global community are a rising concern. The field of health security has a growing need for trained expertise that can provide science-based solutions and inform global policies to shape preparedness and response efforts. While topic areas in the Health Security PhD track are wide ranging, they share a common thread of reducing health security threats and their impacts and increasing community resilience to global catastrophic biological risks.

This track at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the department of Environmental Health and Engineering will prepare future leaders through the study of major biological and health security risks, participation in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS) research activities, and mentorship and advising from Center faculty to contribute their unique voices and skills to the academic community and ultimately inform global policies that will affect change and advance the field of health security and reduce global catastrophic biological risks.

The track, which offers full funding supported by the Open Philanthropy Project for up to 2 students per year, will begin accepting students for the 2021-2022 school year, and applicants can indicate their interest within their SOPHAS doctoral program applications, which are due by December 1, 2020.

More information and apply.

Watch the virtual information session about the Health Security PhD track on October 21, 2020.

 

 

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