General Contact Information

  • Media Relations Phone: 410-955-6070
  • Media Relations Email: [email protected]
  • After Hours & Holidays: 410-955-6070.
    If you are a journalist working on a tight deadline or if this is an afterhours, urgent request, you can call this number and ask the operator to page the media relations representative on-call.

Journalists should always work with our team first to coordinate interviews. Each team member represents several departments or specialties of medicine and is available to respond to media inquiries or interview requests in a timely manner. If you are a journalist and unsure which specialty would be most appropriate for your request, please send an inquiry to [email protected]. Thank you.

To review our protocol on providing patient condition updates please reference this page.

Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

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Kristen Crocker

office: 410-955-6681
cell: 443-905-9581

Kristen is a senior communications specialist who joined the public relations, media relations, and corporate communications team in April 2022. In this role, she supports the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s various research, academic and programmatic activities. She also coordinates with news organizations to share stories from various other areas of focus within Johns Hopkins.

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Kristen served in the nonprofit and U.S. government spheres, including with the American College Health Association and the U.S. Department of State. In her past roles, she has led writing and editing efforts for multiple newsletters and outlets, participated in community advocacy, and assisted with event management.

Kristen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with bachelor’s degrees in life sciences communication and genetics.

Beats Covered

  • Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine
  • Geriatrics/Aging
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences