General Contact Information

  • Media Relations Phone: 410-955-6070
  • Media Relations Email: JHMedia@jhmi.edu
  • 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 JHMedia@jhmi.edu. Thank you.

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Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

Showing Beat:
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Marin Hedin, M.P.S.

office: 410-502-9429
cell: 916-834-5058

As assistant director of the public relations, media relations, and corporate communications team, Marin Hedin, M.P.S., helps lead and direct the day-to-day strategy of the team. Through her relationships with media, she promotes stories that improve Johns Hopkins Medicine's brand reputation and loyalty. With storytelling at the forefront of Marin's work, she is dedicated to inspiring engagement through scientific innovation, medical advancements and patient care.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins Medicine, Marin led the marketing and communications strategies for top science, health and technology brands at Van Eperen & Co., a public relations firm located in the Washington, D.C., region. As account supervisor, Marin guided the direction of clients' communications efforts, mentored staff and helped build the agency's digital division.

Marin holds a master of professional studies degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in public relations and business management marketing from California State University, Sacramento. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and Women of Color in Communications.

Beats Covered

  • A Woman's Journey
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Marisol Martinez, M.A.

office: 410-464-6458
cell: 443-774-8207

As a senior communications specialist for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Marisol focuses on bilingual (Spanish and English) media relations in Latin America and the Caribbean and international media relations and communications outreach, raising brand awareness and positioning the Johns Hopkins Health System as a destination for complex diagnosis and treatment, and a trusted resource for health information.

A seasoned writer, editor and strategic communications professional, Marisol has more than 15 years of experience creating and executing marketing and communications campaigns. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Medicine International, she served as senior copywriter at Adworks Corp., a marketing and communications firm in Puerto Rico with various clients in the health care industry.

She holds a master’s degree in communications with a concentration in media writing and a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico. Marisol also earned a certificate in translation (Spanish-English/English-Spanish) from La Salle University in Philadelphia and has won several Aster Awards.

Beats Covered

  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Caribbean Media
  • China Media
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Latin American Media
  • Middle East
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences