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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, United States
Joined March 2018

Saving lives, millions at a time.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Health

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.

People Associated With This Organization

Ava Richardson

United States  
Johns Hopkins University
Joined March 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
I am looking to connect with global environmental research efforts intended to eliminate extreme poverty. Social injustices, health inequities, racism, and environmental conditions are all social factors intricately involved in shaping my life, career and perspective for the past 30 years. Even before my conception, these social determinants of health wrote the prelude to my formative years. I did not develop an appreciation for social factors in relation to health outcomes until learning about key public health constructs. Since delving into the public health field, I have developed a zeal and a passion advancing social justice in health by bridging the gap between community, science and policy. As a doctoral student, I hope to research the linkages between public health, the physical environment and food system practices domestically and world-wide.
Ava Richardson is the network champion (main point of contact) for Johns Hopkins University.

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