Our mission is to strengthen and support university-community collaborations to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore city residents.
Who We Are
The Urban Health Institute (UHI) was established in 2000 by Dr. William Brody, then president of Johns Hopkins University, in response to a recommendation from the Urban Health Council — a group of community residents, clergy, local leaders, business representatives, city officials, faculty, staff, and students from the Johns Hopkins Institutions (JHI). The UHI was formed to serve as an interface between Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore community in which it resides. Together with its community partners, the UHI explores ways that the research, teaching, and clinical expertise of the University can be better harnessed for the benefit of the residents of East Baltimore.