Brian W. Simpson, Adjunct Faculty
Brian W. Simpson is editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine. He has written stories on everything from the development of the polio vaccine and the influence of Islam on public health, to the malaria parasite’s lifecycle. Simpson has published articles from India, Nepal, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia. Johns Hopkins Public Health has twice been nominated for an Utne Independent Press Award in science/technology and has won a Robert F. Kennedy University Journalism Award, a Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award, and numerous awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). As editorial director at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, he leads a global-health reporting project with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. In 2014, he launched Global Health NOW, a daily global health e-newsletter.
Simpson earned a BA in English and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Bloomberg School. He has taught writing at the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and at Towson University. Simpson lives in Baltimore County with his wife and two children.