Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDPs) will form a cadre of fifty world-class faculty members whose excellence in research, teaching, and service will be centered on interdisciplinary scholarship. The BDPs will bridge the university’s schools and divisions, conduct and stimulate innovative research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and train a new generation of native “interdisciplinarians.” Together they will strongly advance the university’s commitment to new directions in scholarship and to fields where Johns Hopkins is especially well poised to assume a position of intellectual leadership. Chief among these fields are the university’s Signature Initiatives, and initially the BDPs will be deployed in support of these initiatives. Read more about Mayor Bloomberg's gift to the university.


Denis Wirtz
Vice Provost for Research

265 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-8094

Susannah Porterfield
Assistant Vice Provost for Research

Julie Messersmith
Research Programs Manager

Tracy Smith
Senior Administrative Coordinator

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For more information, please contact Julie Messersmith in the Office of the Provost at (410) 516-2825 or