Public Health

Articles, books, statistics, how to cite references, and more information about the multidisciplinary field of public health.

Who Else Can Help Me?

Which Public Health Librarian should you contact?
If you're not sure, use to contact Sue Vazakas and Jen Ditkoff, the librarians for the undergraduate Public Health Studies (PHS) program.  

Here are other librarians who can help:

  • Data and statistics: Reid Bohm (
  • Government, political science, law: Yunshan Ye (

Films about Johns Hopkins Hospital

Hopkins 24/7 (ABC News, 2000) -- "Groundbreaking six-part... series filmed at Johns Hopkins Hospital... over a three-month period. The series graphically depicts modern medicine as practiced at the hospital... Each broadcast consists of a series of interwoven stories featuring staff and patients, their triumphs, tragedies and everyday routines."

Hopkins: inside one of America's top hospitals (2008) -- This sequel to "Hopkins 24/7" focuses on young physicians in training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.



Nurses (2002) -- This 5-part Discovery Channel series was filmed at JH Medical Center. 

Something the Lord Made (HBO, 2004) -- Filmed at Hopkins, this is the dramatic true story of Dr. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and African-American lab technician Vivien Thomas (Mos Def), who developed a procedure for performing heart surgery on "blue babies" in the 1940s.

A Hospital Never Sleeps (1952) - Originally broadcast in 1952, this is a film documenting what the Johns Hopkins Hospital ER was like.

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