Johns Hopkins Affiliations

E²SHI works in partnership with other Johns Hopkins programs to support faculty and research teams in pursuing environment-related projects. The following list outlines other research centers, institutes and other programs affiliated with Johns Hopkins University that are currently involved in research or education in environment, energy, sustainability, and/or health.

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Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics

The Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM) fosters research and teaching involving fluid mechanics by bringing together students, faculty, and researchers from the Whiting School of Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Research areas of the CEAFM faculty and students include fluid flow phenomena in engineering and science covering a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This includes fluid flows that occur in industrial, transportation, and manufacturing applications, in ocean and coastal engineering, in the treatment of aquatic and air-borne contaminants, in planetary atmospheres and oceans, rivers, subsurface waters, and fluids deep in the earth's interior, in biological systems, and in the microscopic environments relevant to micro-fluidic engineering applications and to aquatic and atmospheric chemistry and biology.

Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health harnesses the expertise of its health and medical professionals from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing to address a myriad of global health challenges: HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, malnutrition, hepatitis and other threats to health, especially in developing countries. The Center pulls together Hopkins' extensive knowledge base to develop sustainable solutions that transcend the borders preventing good health throughout the world — borders between disciplines, languages, countries, governments, funding streams, drug availability, education, health care, and more.

Center for a Livable Future

Based at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for a Livable Future promotes research and communicates information about the complex interrelationships among diet, food production, the natural environment and human health. The interdisciplinary center serves as a resource to solve problems that threaten the health of the public and hinder our ability to sustain life for future generations.

Center for Systems Science and Engineering

The Whiting School of Engineering center connects mathematics, engineering, social and physical sciences and medicine to address systems of national importance, such as infrastructure, disaster response and health care delivery. Working in partnership with researchers from engineering, public health and medicine, they are using multi-disciplinary approaches to modeling, understanding and optimizing these challenges. 

Environmental Health Institute

The Geisinger Center for Health Research and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health joined together to form the Environmental Health Institute (EHI). EHI’s mission is to understand links between land use, ecosystem health, community health, and human health, and to translate knowledge into changes that promote sustainable healthy communities.

Global Food Ethics and Policy Program

The Global Food Ethics and Policy Program, a collaboration of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Advanced International Studies, addresses critical global issues of under- and over-nutrition and diet-related diseases, poverty, inequity and injustice across the food system, and environmental degradation caused by agriculture. The program’s work is centered around four research themes:

  • Agriculture and Food Systems
  • Environment and Climate
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Ethics, Social Justice and Democracy

Water Institute

The Johns Hopkins Water Institute is focused on solving the global water challenge of providing safe, sufficient water through innovation, education, and collaboration. The institute taps into an extensive network of experts across Johns Hopkins to:

  • Create opportunities for Hopkins researchers within and outside of JHU.
  • Discover 21st century solutions through research programs.
  • Train the next generation of leaders through coursework, fellowships, and internships.
  • Disseminate knowledge through publications, media outreach, and high profile public activities.

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
— Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985