General Contact Information

  • Media Relations Phone: 410-955-6070
  • Media Relations Email:
  • 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 Thank you.

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Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

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Waun'Shae Blount

office: 410-955-3195

Waun'Shae is a media relations specialist with the Johns Hopkins public relations, media relations, and corporate communications team. In her role, she publicizes the ground-breaking research conducted at Johns Hopkins through news releases and other mediums, captures compelling patient stories and works to maintain as well foster bonds with external media.

Waun'Shae has more than 12 years of experience working in healthcare, from diabetes care research to EMS work in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Prior to joining the public relations, media relations, and corporate communications team, she served as clinical customer service coordinator within the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where she participated on a variety of committees and collaborated with patients, families and staff to enhance the patient experience and staff engagement.

Waun'Shae holds a bachelor of arts degree in writing, with an entrepreneurship minor, from Loyola University Maryland and a master's of fine arts degree in creative writing and publishing arts from the University of Baltimore. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a member of the University of Baltimore and Loyola University Maryland's alumni associations.

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Caslon Hatch

Caslon Hatch

office: 410-502-9468
Caslon Hatch joined the public relations, media relations and corporate communications team in July 2021 as senior communications specialist. In her role, she promotes research conducted at Johns Hopkins and coordinates with local and national news organizations to share stories across multiple service lines.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Caslon was a reporter, producer and anchor for more than six years, spending a majority of her career at KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska. There, she received two Edward R. Murrow awards, various Alaska press recognitions and several regional Emmy nominations. She’s also served as communications director for the Iowa region of the American Red Cross and worked in media relations at the Defense Health Agency.

Caslon grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

Beats Covered

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Nephrology
  • Otolaryngology