Former Maryland health secretary to lead Hopkins public health initiative

October 26, 2016

Former Maryland health Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein will oversee an initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health aimed at solving issues such as addiction, adolescent health, environmental challenges and violence. The Bloomberg Health Initiative is being launched with a $300-million gift from Michael Bloomberg, the former New York governor and Hopkins graduate. Michelle L. Spencer, director of the Prevention & Health Promotion Administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will be deputy director of the initiative.