Established in 2010 in honor of Michael R. Bloomberg

MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, Engr '64, is the 108th Mayor of the City of New York; a founder of Bloomberg LP, a global financial data and media company; and a philanthropist whose first charitable donation was a $5 check to Johns Hopkins' alumni association, given immediately after graduation. He chaired Johns Hopkins' Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2002 and has donated over $1 billion to the university. The Bloomberg School of Public Health was renamed in his honor.


JOANNA COHEN, PhD, MHSc, is the inaugural Bloomberg Professor of Disease Prevention. Dr. Cohen directs the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, leading the effort in the Bloomberg Tobacco Initiative. She joined the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010 as an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Previously she was the associate director of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at the University of Toronto. An active, award-winning researcher and educator, Dr. Cohen's research focuses on the factors that affect the adoption and implementation of public health policies, especially related to tobacco availability and smoking behavior, and on evaluating the beneficial effects and unintended consequences of such policies. She received her doctorate in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a master of health sciences degree in community health and epidemiology from the University of Toronto.