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  • Making Quantum Leaps in Population Health: Transdisciplinary Research and the Organizational Imperative
  • August 22
  • Population health conceptually creates a large target for improvement, whether defined as ‘health of the public’ or ‘health outcomes of groups of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group’ or one of health care’s “Triple Aims.” While large targets can be hit rather easily, the cumulative impact of efforts to improve population health are what ultimately matter to the public at large. The responsibility for population health diffuses broadly, making coordinated learning and action to improve population health challenging. Central to overcoming these challenges are two productive paths taken by researchers and practitioners aiming to improve quality and safety for patient populations – 1) collaboration across disciplines, and 2) attention to the structures and processes of key actors, the organizations (hospitals, clinics, etc.) that influence improvements and innovation.


    Dr. Kathryn McDonald is the Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR) at Stanford University, and a Senior Scholar in the Department of Medicine. She conducts research on patient safety, quality, evidence-based practice, care coordination, measurement, decision-making, clinical management, patient/family-centered care, organizations, and implementation science. She has served on National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Committees (diagnostic errors; child health measures), chaired the Patient Engagement Committee of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, and served as President of the Society for Medical Decision Making. She holds a PhD in health policy (organizations and management specialty) from University of California Berkeley, an MM (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a BS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

  • State of the School
  • August 27
  • Dean Patricia Davidson invites you to the State of the School with guest speaker
    Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN

    President, Johns Hopkins Health System

    Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Monday, August 27



    8:30 to 9 a.m.




    9 to 11:30 a.m.

    Alumni Auditorium


    Boxed lunches provided at conclusion of program.

    Attendance is strongly encouraged.


    Please register for lunch here.

  • SPAN Program Information Session for Spring 2019 grads
  • September 12
  • MEN students graduating in Spring 2019 who plan to pursue an advanced level nursing degree within 12-18 months of graduating from JHSON should attend an information session to learn more about the SPAN Program.

    Breakfast will be served at 7:45am. The presentation will begin at 8 AM followed by time for questions.

    You must register for this session:

    SPAN helps you find a job, provides mentorship and support, and has negotiated with your employer so you have some flexibility once you return to pursue your advanced nursing degree. Placements are available at the following Maryland area health care facilities:

    • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington DC
    • Baltimore VA Medical Center
    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Learn more about SPAN at

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We offer programs designed to fit the needs of a diverse student population. From pre-licensure programs to Master's, DNP and PhD programs, online options, and post-degree opportunities, the School of Nursing offers more nursing possibilities for more people in a variety of places, times, and formats.
  • "Nursing isn’t just about giving meds and doing assessments. It’s the compassion and being present and listening."
    Barbara Badman, Bachelor's
  • "I wanted to have the opportunity to make an impact."
    Alison Owens, Master's
  • "I am interested in helping patients heal at the bedside. I’m interested in being part of the team."
    Tameka Cottman, Master's
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