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Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health was founded in 1916, making it America’s first independent graduate school of public health. In 2001, the school was renamed the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in recognition of Mike’s financial support and commitment to the field of public health. It has ranked as the best school of public health in the U.S. every year since 1994.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health also works as a close partner on a number of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health initiatives around the world, including long-standing programs to reduce tobacco use and improve road safety. The expertise and analysis that its researchers provide help to guide the development and implementation of these key programs.

Malaria Research Institute

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Malaria Research Institute (MRI) is dedicated to improving our understanding, control, treatment, and prevention of malaria, which in 2019 killed over 400,000 with 95% of those deaths in Africa. MRI, founded in 2001 with a gift from Mike Bloomberg, is led by Dr. Peter Agre, a Nobel Prize winner and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor.

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The War on Malaria – Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Scientists Lead the Fight

Top photo: Medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University work to save lives. Photo credit: Chris Hartlove/Johns Hopkins University