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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) is a collaboration and a vital connection with East Baltimore. The UHI is the starting point for forging true university and community partnerships in health care, education and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth and families of East Baltimore.

The UHI draws on the expertise of neighborhood residents, educators, philanthropic organizations, elected representatives and community leaders, in addition to the wealth of intellectual resources that Hopkins can offer.

UHI Events and Announcements

Seeking Facilitators for the 2017 Social Determinants of Health Symposium

We are recruiting individuals to serve as facilitators for a series of small group discussions that will take place throughout the day. We prefer those with experience leading small group discussions but there will be a training prior to the event. If you are interested in serving as a facilitator, please email Amy Gawad or call 410-502-7473. 

Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute is Hiring an Administrative Coordinator

Work under the supervision of the Director of the Urban Health Institute (UHI) and the lead researcher of the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS). Job responsibilities include administrative support, scheduling support, academic support, financial support, and documents and correspondence assistance.  Please apply online through the job posting. After submitting your application, please email the UHI with "Job Requisition #312762" in the subject line.

Baltimore Researchers Colloquium – Feb. 28

On February 28, 2017, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute will host a city-wide research colloquium that is intended to bring together students and faculty from across the colleges and universities of Baltimore to highlight exciting research. More info. 

A Series on Understanding Racism and White Privilege – Feb. 22-23

The UHI will host three events for students, faculty, and community members with Christina Berchini, an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire whose scholarship centers on Critical Whiteness Studies.
        •   School of Education Seminar. More info.
        •   Morning Dialogue at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church. More info.
        •   Noon Seminar at Bloomberg School of Public Health. More info.

Community-Driven Research Day – March 3

Community-Driven Research Day is an opportunity for community-based organizations and city agencies to share their research questions and needs with students and faculty from Johns Hopkins and other local universities and to identify potential collaborations. More info.

Sixth Annual Social Determinants of Health Symposium – April 3

Baltimore’s Youth – Reducing Vulnerability to Improve Our Future. This event will bring together national experts, local community leaders, city residents, and faculty and students from Baltimore colleges and universities to examine structural factors that contribute to vulnerability. More info.

Annual Report: Working to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore Since 2000

Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now available! The UHI has scaled up certain efforts and launched some important new initiatives, including the Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program and trauma-informed programs. We also celebrated our 15th Anniversary by recognizing Baltimore’s Unsung Heroes.


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