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For more information on the Health Security MPH scholarship, contact: Debora Sandiford

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 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security teaches coursework, provides practica opportunities, supports a PhD health security track in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, and offers scholarships for students interested in the field, fellowships, and networking opportunities.

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. Currently, health security and global catastrophic biological risks (GBCRs) are not routinely integrated into the academic, research, and policy communities. The educational opportunities provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security enables individuals to enter the health security field and work to improve our preparedness for and in response to these potentially catastrophic public health emergencies and enhance community resilience.

Applications for the 2022-23 year are now open. Thank you for your interest.
 

Please join us for an upcoming virtual information session on the Health Security PhD track on October 6, 2021 at 1pm Eastern Time. Please register here.

 

MPH Health Security Scholarship

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security offers a Health Security Scholarship for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Masters of Public Health (MPH) students. This scholarship is made possible by the Open Philanthropy and seeks to support MPH students with an interest in the field of health security, particularly in pandemics and GCBRs.

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. Applications are currently open for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Students who have been accepted to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH program for the 2022–2023 academic year (for application details, see below)
  • US-based and international students
  • This scholarship is available to full- or online/part-time students applying in December 2021 matriculating June 2022. If you are interested in this scholarship for 2022-2023 academic year, your application for the degree program and scholarship must be submitted by December 1, 2021.

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 Debora Sandiford at Debora.Sandiford@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.
 

Health Security PhD Track at the Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security offers a new Health Security PhD track within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Environmental Health and Engineering Department. This track 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 from Center faculty to contribute their unique voices and skills to the academic community and ultimately inform global policies that will affect change. 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 GCBRs.

The track is accepting students for the 2022-2023 school year, and applicants can indicate their interest within their SOPHAS doctoral program applications, which are due on December 1, 2021. Full funding, supported by the Open Philanthropy, is available for up to 2 students.

Watch the information session (October 2020) given by the track directors, Tara Kirk Sell, PhD, and Gigi Gronvall, PhD

 

 

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