The five programmatic areas of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Planetary Health (JHIPH) are guided by faculty directors. It is important to underscore that the interconnections among these areas will be as rich as the areas themselves. Policy work will be informed by research and innovations in practice. Education will benefit from case studies in policy and research results. The most valuable research will be informed by policy questions or practice requirements. The role of the JHIPH faculty directors is to convene JHU community and advance workstreams within their programmatic areas. In collaboration with the Leadership Team, they identify a small number of discrete activities and support those activities through convenings, development support, and connections with the global Planetary Health Alliance community, with its secretariat based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center in Washington DC.


Research hubs bring faculty and trainees together across schools and disciplines to characterize and address central topics in Planetary Health.


Our vision is to educate all students, across disciplines, about the human dimensions of the Earth Crisis.


Planetary Health is a field forged in urgency, and to make the most impact, JHIPH will extend its efforts beyond research and education to policy and practice.


Rapid structural shifts are needed across energy and food systems, manufacturing, and the built environment to protect and regenerate the natural life support systems we depend upon.

Clinical Program

This program strives to integrate Planetary Health into education and practice, fostering partnerships with clinical leaders worldwide to expand these efforts globally.