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BDP Team and Services

The BDP team is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships program. We serve these preeminent researchers as they fulfill the three-part mission of the BDP gift from Michael Bloomberg to incite and conduct world-class interdisciplinary research, teach the next generation of scholars, and collaborate across the divisional strengths of Johns Hopkins to solve critical challenges. With a customer service orientation, we are a concierge service to the BDP cohort across the pipeline from recruitment to ongoing support.

BDP Team

Denis Wirtz
Denis Wirtz, PhD
Vice Provost for Research
wirtz@jhu.edu
@deniswirtz
443-927-1957
Sue Porterfield
Susannah Porterfield, MS
AssociateĀ Vice Provost for Research
sporterfield@jhu.edu
443-927-1957
Julie Messersmith
Julie Messersmith, MA
Executive Director for Research
jmesser5@jhu.edu
@JMessersmith_JH
443-927-1958
Chasmine Stoddart Osumah
Chasmine Stoddart-Osumah, MS
BDP Administrator
cstodda1@jhu.edu
443-927-1960

Andrew Waldman, MS

BDP Communications Manager
waldman@jhu.edu
@JHU_BDPs
443-927-1955

Reyn Boyer, MA

Sr Research Data Analyst
rboyer@jhu.edu
@reyn_jh
443-927-1959
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
Grants & Contracts Analyst
ssmith@jhu.edu
443-927-1961

Annika Weder, MA
Research Communications Writer
aweder1@jhu.edu
@AnnikaWeder
443-927-1962
MiIchelle Crum
Michelle Crum
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
mcrum3@jhu.edu
443-927-1957

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Recruitment Services

  • Manage active and pending BDP searches
  • Encourage new searches through faculty meetings and promotion
  • Guide candidates and divisions through the recruitment process
  • Organize final search visits and assist with relocation resources
  • Oversee BDP start-up commitments
  • Manage internal and public announcements
  • Provide onboarding coordination with departments and divisions

Ongoing Services

  • Orient BDPs to Johns Hopkins and Baltimore
  • Troubleshoot and provide guidance for the cohort in the JHU administrative ecosystem
  • Oversee the planning, direction and evaluation of BDP financial resources
  • Track and report the impact of the program to Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Promote BDP research accomplishments and key collaboration stories in internal and external communication channels
  • Provide communications and training opportunities for the BDPs to grow as thought leaders outside of their academic community
  • Match individual BDPs for speaking and engagement opportunities with the Board of Trustees and university leadership
  • Create programming to connect BDPs to the JHU community, to encourage intra-cohort networking, and to attend cultural, educational and outreach events in Baltimore and DC
  • Additionally, the Research Development Team provides specialized assistance with grant submissions
  • Contact

    Vice Provost for Research

    265 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    (443) 927-1957

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