Meet the Bloomberg Professors
Learn more about the leading scholars pursuing big ideas at Hopkins as part of the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships program
The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships Program is an ambitious investment in interdisciplinary research to bridge academic disciplines and open novel fields of inquiry to tackle society’s most complex problems.
Recruiting 100 researchers and scholars, the BDP program was established in 2013 and expanded in 2021 with gifts from Michael R. Bloomberg, JHU alumnus and 108th mayor of New York City.
More than 50 Bloomberg Distinguished Professors have been recruited since 2013. Today, the program is recruiting top researchers from around the world, many of whom will work in the new the BDP Cluster initiative. These faculty-developed interdisciplinary clusters will recruit new BDPs and junior faculty members to Johns Hopkins to conduct transformational research in crucial fields.
When you think about a lot of issues we face in contemporary society—whether you’re looking at environmental issues, the challenges of global development, cities that work or cities that don’t work—it’s clear that you can’t solve these problems through the perspective of one school or one department acting alone. What you need is to bring several scholarly approaches together.