Lauren Small

Lauren Small is a writer and novelist with strong interests in social justice, narrative medicine, and the history of psychiatry. She earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Master’s degrees in French and German at the Johns Hopkins University. She has taught French, German, English, literature and creative writing. Her scholarly work has appeared in…

Kamna Balhara

Dr. Kamna Balhara, MD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Program Director of the emergency medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins. She practices clinically in the emergency departments at Hopkins and Bayview. Her research interests include graduate medical education, patient safety and access to care, and the medical humanities. She is…

Judith Vick

Judith Vick is a medical student, researcher, writer, and family caregiver. In 2018, she graduated with an MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in 2019, she will graduate with an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Prior to matriculating at Hopkins, she worked for the Writing and Speaking Programs at…

Sarah Roth

Sarah Roth is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. Her work explores family stories, technologies of cancer risk evaluation, and movements of genetic knowledge between laboratories, clinics, and advocacy communities in the United States. Also a writer and writing instructor, Sarah is a Pushcart Prize nominee and holds an…

Kevin Shird

Kevin Shird is a three-time published author, activist and public speaker. This sought-after writer has become the content-expert on using the past to build a better future based on his life experiences. At the tender age of 16, Shird began his very unorthodox journey and it started with dealer drugs on the streets of Baltimore…

Elisabet Pujadas

Elisabet Pujadas is entering her last year as an MD-PhD student at Johns Hopkins and is currently applying to residency programs in Pathology. Originally from Barcelona, Elisabet was a student at Aula Escola Europea where she was taught in Catalan, Spanish, French and English. During her last two years of high-school, she also attended evening…

Alexandre White

Alexandre White is a Provost’s Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his PhD in Sociology from Boston University, an MSc. in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Black Studies from Amherst College. His work sits at the intersection of global health research, medical…

Mary Catherine Beach

Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Beach is a Core Faculty Member of the Berman Bioethics Institute and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. Dr. Beach received her…

Charles Wiener

Charles Wiener is vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. He leads multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. Dr. Wiener is also a professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director…

Joshua Sharfstein

Dr. Sharfstein oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training and is director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Previously, he served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the…