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Our Mission

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.



Our Team

The UHI team is comprised of full-time staff and associate directors

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Oversight Committees

The CUCC and Advisory Board help UHI carry out its mission and goals

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what we do

What We Do

We currently have eight core programs. Learn more about them!

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