Upstream, Downstream: How Public Health Schools and Graduates Can Succeed in Improving Health
Wednesday, September 28 | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
72 East Concord Street
Joshua M. Sharfstein
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Joshua Sharfstein is the associate dean for public health practice and training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also the first professor of practice at the school.
Previously, Sharfstein served as the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, principal deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, commissioner of Health for Baltimore City, and health policy advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman.
He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration, and he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sharfstein graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1991, from Harvard Medical School in 1996, from the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics in 1999, and from the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship Program at Boston University School of Medicine in 2001. He lives with his family in Baltimore, Maryland.