Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

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.

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Meet the Bloomberg Professors

Learn more about the leading scholars pursuing big ideas at Hopkins as part of the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships program

Recruiting 130 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.