Professor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, and Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the author of the Public Health Crisis Survival Guide: Leadership and Management in Trying Times. He is the co-author of the book, The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know. Both books are from Oxford University Press.
Previously, Dr. Sharfstein served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City. From July 2001 to December 2005, he served as minority professional staff and health policy advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman. A pediatrician, Dr. Sharfstein and his family live in Baltimore, Maryland.