The Bloomberg American Health Initiative 

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States:  Addiction and Overdose, Adolescent Health, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, and Violence. The Initiative also has set out to train a new generation of leaders committed to improving health in America.

The Bloomberg Fellows Program

The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative that provides world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. The Bloomberg Fellows Program is designed for individuals who are currently working with organizations on the front lines of one of these five challenges: Adolescent Health, Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, and Violence. Applicants must apply with support from the organization for which they work. Applicants can choose to pursue the MPH degree full-time or part-time, primarily in Baltimore or primarily online from their home location. Applicants may also choose to pursue a DrPH degree part-time enrollment. After graduation, fellows take their skills back to their organizations and work for at least one year. Successful candidates to the Bloomberg Fellows Program must also apply and be accepted to either the School’s MPH or DrPH programs. 

To apply for the Bloomberg Fellows Program, applicants must complete the two-part application process:

Part 1: Applicants must apply to either the MPH or the DrPH program through the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) including all supplemental materials (transcripts, test scores, and recommendation letters) to SOPHAS by December 1, 2022.

Part 2: Applicants must submit the Applicant Form and their organization must submit the Collaborating Organization Form through Submittable by December 1, 2022

Important Application Submission Information:

  • Applicants must create a Submittable account to submit their fellowship application. 
  • Email application submissions and late submissions will not be accepted. There is no grace period for fellowship applicants. 
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit ahead of the deadline to avoid last minute online submission problems.
  • After successful application submission, applicants will receive an automated confirmation message. 
  • The Bloomberg Fellows Program can only review and consider an application for either the MPH or the DrPh program, not both in a given application cycle.
  • All fellowship applicants must first be admitted to the Bloomberg School of Public Health in order to be considered for the Bloomberg Fellows Program; these are separate processes.  
  • Applicants who are admitted to the MPH program and offered the fellowship must complete all necessary prerequisites prior to starting the program in June 2023. Please note, prerequisites are not covered by the fellowship. Applicants should select either part-time or full-time enrollment for the MPH program, not both.
  • The Bloomberg Fellows application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on December 1, 2022. The application submission will automatically close at 12:00 AM EST on Dec. 2, 2022.

Additional Information:

The Bloomberg Fellows Program and Scholarship is structured as a grant that converts to a loan, with the interest  rate consistent with the Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan program, if the terms are not met. Bloomberg Fellows will sign an Agreement that sets out the repayment terms and conditions that become effective if the grant converts to a loan. Applicants will be asked to sign this agreement after both admission to the MPH or DrPH program and selection for the Bloomberg Fellows Program.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a long-standing commitment to recruiting, promoting and supporting a diverse student body. The School works diligently to promote a supportive environment that embraces the diverse cultures of our community. The School is also seeking diversity among collaborating organizations, including organizations that employ few individuals with formal public health training.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the fellowship application, please email Faria Zaman, Fellowship Officer at 

For technical questions or challenges, see the Submitter Resource Center or contact Submittable Customer Support.