Joshua Sharfstein, MD


Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is 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.

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. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration.

He is the author of the Public Health Crisis Survival Guide: Leadership and Management in Trying Times (2018). He is also the co-author of the book, The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know (2019), both from Oxford University Press.