Health Thorugh Protection and Empowerment

Women face diverse and unique health concerns across the lifespan that affect their overall health and wellness. If women aren’t healthy, families aren’t healthy, the world isn’t healthy.

In the U.S., 2 out of every 3 caregivers are women. Yet women in the U.S. (and elsewhere) face many threats to their own health, from sexual violence to poverty to preventable deaths in childbirth, most born of a social structure that leaves so many vulnerable. Johns Hopkins Nursing has long sought to not only protect and heal these women and their families, but to change the societal dynamics.

Centers and Initiatives

Our faculty-led, interdisciplinary centers and initiatives strengthen a focused area of scholarship in health care by providing an environment to expand the knowledge base, integrate specific education and practice initiatives, and mentor new scholars.

Faculty Spotlight
Cecília Tomori
Director of Global Public Health and Community Health

Cecília Tomori is an anthropologist and public health scholar whose work investigates the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health, illness, and health inequities. Tomori is internationally recognized for her expertise on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and maternal child health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has supported numerous organizations focused on maternal child health and advocated […]

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