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Johns Hopkins Medicine's Health and Wellness Journey

Please join us for three complimentary evenings to improve the health and well-being of you and your family.

Close your laptops, put your cell phones on vibrate and do something for yourself.

Take time out of your busy schedule for this unique experience to attend one or all of the seminars being offered by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Space is limited. Register online or call: 410-955-8660.


The Opioid Epidemic

January 10, 2018 • 7 p.m.

Hosted by St. Paul’s School for Girls
11232 Falls Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093

Opioid misuse has been on the rise among a wide range of social groups including those who are treating pain. Opioid dependency and the increasing availability of opioid analgesics have fueled this epidemic. Explore the symptoms, associated problems and natural course of this treatable illness, with psychiatrist Kenneth Stoller.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

February 13, 2018 • 7 p.m.

Hosted by Friends School
5114 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Are your kids keeping you up at night? Research demonstrates the importance of sleep in helping us function and the impact of sleep on our health. Join pulmonologist Laura Sterni,  director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center as she discusses the types of sleep problems in adults and children, their causes, warning signs, side effects and treatment.

Stress and Anxiety

March 26, 2018 • 7 p.m.

Hosted by Park School
2425 Old Court Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Anxiety and stress are common in today’s society. The challenge is effectively managing internal and external pressures without compromising our well-being. Join psychiatrist Karen Swartz discusses strategies to manage stress, minimize anxiety and identify when symptoms may signal a more serious underlying issue.


Dr. Kenneth Stoller

Kenneth Stoller, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Stoller is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and serves as director of the Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction.

His main professional interests center around addiction psychiatry, specifically: enhancing adherence to addiction treatment services, costs of addiction and treatment, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of addiction treatment, novel (integrative) addiction treatment modalities, psychiatric/substance abuse comorbidity, and agonist-assisted pharmacotherapies for opioid dependence.

Board certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Psychiatry, he is an author of several publications dealing with addiction and dependency to opioids.

He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Laura Sterni, M.D.

Laura Sterni, M.D.

Dr. Laura Sterni is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatric pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. She is director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center.

Her research focuses on pediatric sleep disorders.

She was recognized by Baltimore Magazine as a top doctor in pediatric pulmonology in 2013, 2011 and 2010.

Dr. Sterni received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also completed her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Karen Swartz

Karen Swartz, M.D.

An associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Swartz specializes in mood disorders with a focus on women’s health. She directs the clinical programs of the Mood Disorders Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and co- founded the Women’s Mood Disorders Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Swartz also directs the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program, a school-based program to educate high school students, faculty and parents about teenage depression.

Dr. Swartz conducts research on psychiatric disorders among women in the general population.

Dr. Swartz received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital along with a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.