The Global mHealth Initiative operates as a transdisciplinary initiative that enables the University to focus its broad research talent on broad systems-based challenges of mHealth. Teams of faculty, research staff, and students from the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Engineering and Business, and the Applied Physics Laboratory participate on projects of mutual interest, mentor students and provide external expert consultancy.

Man Fixes His Cell Phone in Malawi

A man works on a mobile phone in Malawi. © 2008 Josh Nesbit, Courtesy of Photoshare


The operations of the Global mHealth Initiative are led by a Director, an Associate Director, an Executive Committee and a Steering Committee. The Director and Associate Director report to the Dean's Council and the Steering Committee.

The Executive Committee comprises faculty leadership from each participating School / Institute, and implement the goals and objectives of the Initiative. Executive Committee members serve as the point of contact for particular domains of activity and for their School / Institute.

The Steering Committee meets quarterly, comprised of active mHealth researchers and thought leaders across the Johns Hopkins Campuses, and provides direction and leadership in the development of the research, educational and advocacy objectives of the Initiative.

The Student Leadership, comprised of interested students from across the Johns Hopkins University system, provides additional operational services, support, and guidance to the Initiative and its expanding student membership.