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2007 Faculty Interviews

» 8.22.07 | The Science of Small: An Interview with Jonathan Links | Video

Targeted delivery of drugs. Innovative ways to filter water. Stain-free slacks... The benefits of nanotechnology, the engineering of materials on a molecular scale, seem limited only by human imagination. But no one knows how nanomaterials will affect human health. Jonathan Links, a co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, met recently with Johns Hopkins Public Health editor Brian W. Simpson to discuss the public health aspects of this new technology.

» 8.16.2007 | The Future of Alzheimer's Disease: An Interview with Ron Brookmeyer | Video

By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease worldwide will quadruple to 106 million, according to a study led by Ron Brookmeyer, PhD, a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this interview, Brookmeyer explains his findings and what they could mean for the treatment of Alzheimer's in the future.

» 05.25.2007 | Fighting Malaria in Zambia: An Interview with Phil Thuma | Video

Every year since 1983, pediatrician Phil Thuma has fought to save the lives of the children of Macha, Zambia during the February-to-May malaria season. Thuma saw that treatment alone wasn't enough and began a research effort that has led to a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, which established a major research site there in 2005. In this January 2006 interview in Macha with Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine editor Brian W. Simpson, Thuma reflects on the challenge of fighting malaria in rural Africa and the promise of new artemisinin-based treatments.

» 04.25.2007 | Engineering Malaria-Resistant Mosquitoes | Video

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute are studying ways to make mosquitoes resistant to the parasite that causes malaria. In theory, mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria would not transmit the disease to humans.

» 02.12.2007 | Lifestyle Changes Could Improve Erectile Dysfunction | Video

New research by Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH, indicates that more than 18 million men in the United States are affected by erectile dysfunction. She explains how age, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a lack of physical activity contribute to this condition.

2006 Faculty Interviews

» 10.31.2006 | What Can We Do About Global Environmental Change? | Video

Changes in the environment could have serious consequences on our health. Cindy Parker, MD, MPH, an environmental health expert with the Bloomberg School's Center for Public Health Preparedness, discusses the potential risks to human health and the unique role clinicians and public health workers play in helping to limit global environmental change.

» 09.20.2006 | Field Notes on Malaria Transmission | Video

From a riverbed and a remote community near Macha, Zambia, Doug Norris explains his research into the puzzle of malaria transmission. Norris, an assistant professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, is gathering the basic science of how Anopheles mosquitoes feed, breed and transmit malaria in an area never before documented by malaria scientists. Interview by Brian W. Simpson, editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine.

» 08.14.2006 | Medication Errors in the United States: An Interview with Dr. Albert Wu | Video

Dr. Albert Wu, is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and a member of the Institute of Medicine committee that issued a report on medication errors in the United States.

2005 Faculty Interviews

» 10.20.2005 | "Cell Suicide" - A Discussion About Apoptosis With Marie Hardwick, PhD | Video

Apoptosis - or cell suicide - helps rid the body of infected and damaged cells, but when it goes awry it can cause disease. The Bloomberg School's Marie Hardwick, PhD, talks about her pioneering research into the phenomenon and how it may lead to new ways to prevent disease. Interview with Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine editor Brian W. Simpson.