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Bloomberg School Student Groups

The following is a listing of student-based organizations within the Bloomberg School that partner with SOURCE.

African Public Health Network (APHN)

The African Public Health network is a student and faculty run association established in 1991 at the Bloomberg School. Members include students, alumni and health professionals who are from Africa, have worked in Africa or are interested in African public health matters. The mission of the group is to create a forum for exchange of ideas, information and experiences as well as training and research collaboration related to public health issues of special concern to Africa and African populations. APHN serves as a platform where voices can be raised to shed light on public health problems and their socio-economic dimensions in Africa. Members also become a part of a professional and social network of African public health professionals.


Anna Baetjer Society (ABS)

The members of the Anna Baetjer Society are as diverse and varied as the field of public health itself, but share a common interest in its practice. The organization makes a difference in the health of communities by working to solve problems corresponding to a broad range of backgrounds and interests. ABS recognizes that the classroom is not a venue capable of meeting all of our needs and so serves as an extension of in-class public health lessons and thereby enhance academic, professional and social experience of members during their stay at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Asian Pacific Public Health Network (APPHN)

The purpose of APPHN is to promote public health in the Asian-Pacific Region. We aim to provide a platform to share the region’s unique and diverse health challenges through social and educational events. This group will promote a strong sense of community among students and faculty.


Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

The Black Graduate Student Association dedicates itself to the enhancement of the graduate experience for Black students. These efforts extend across the entire spectrum of the graduate experience, including the transition from undergraduate to graduate school, providing academic support, networking and career opportunities, providing opportunities for fellowship, and creating a safe, inclusive intellectual environment. We seek to expand, diversify, and advance the knowledge of all Hopkins students by exposing the Johns Hopkins community to events and programming that celebrate Black culture and address issues relevant to the Black community.


Hopkins LIFE (Leadership Initiative For the Environment)

The purpose of the LIFE student group is to build a sustainable community at Johns Hopkins University through the graduate student network. We function as a bridge between the graduate students, facilities, and the Sustainability Network with the goal of promoting sustainability, identifying and solving problems with the sustainability infrastructure at Hopkins, and communicating these strides with the members of the Johns Hopkins community. In addition to internal environmental initiatives, LIFE aims to bridge Johns Hopkins to community efforts around Baltimore to improve the environment and promote sustainable living. LIFE meets monthly and organizes events throughout the semester, such as volunteer opportunities, recycling drives, workshops and movie screenings.


BSPH Student Assembly

The Student Assembly shall exist to: 

  • protect the rights of students in relationship to the School and the University; 
  • formulate policies and regulations on behalf of the Student Association; 
  • represent the Student Association by electing and/or appointing all student representatives to School, University, multi-institutional, state, national and international committees and agencies; 
  • act as a communication channel between students and the School and University; 
  • offer educational and intellectual opportunities and enrich student life by providing a forum for student expression and communication; and 
  • act as a liaison between registered student groups and the School and represent the interests of such groups within the School. 

The Community Affairs Committee works with SOURCE, student groups, faculty, staff, and the administration to support and/or develop the infrastructure to allow students to better connect with the community.

  • 2023-2024 Contact: Lauren Barrow, Co-VP for Community Engagement

Latino Public Health Network (LPHN)

The Latino Public Health Network seeks to foster a strong awareness of Latin American issues among the Bloomberg School community through cultural, educational and social activities. The student group works to create a network of Bloomberg School students, faculty and alumni with roots or interests in the various Latino and Latin American cultural identities, healthcare issues and research. The goals of the Latino Public Health Network are to: increase the awareness among student and faculty at the Bloomberg School about Latin American social and cultural issues; serve as a peer support system for incoming students from Latin America; coordinate efforts to promote training and internships in Latin American countries; develop a network of people interested in public health issues in Latin America.