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.

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Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

Liz Vandendriessche

Liz Vandendriessche

Assistant Director of Media Relations, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
office: 410-502-9424
cell: 443-223-3378

As assistant director of public relations, media relations, and corporate communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Liz Vandendriessche leads proactive and reactive media and brand strategies, issue and crisis communications as well as high-priority corporate communication campaigns.

Before her role at Johns Hopkins, Liz served as a leader in brand reputation management and systemwide communications at Sentara Healthcare, Virginia's largest not-for-profit healthcare system. In that role, she drove comprehensive and integrated initiatives for all internal, external, executive and crisis communications across the system. Before that, Liz spent nearly 10 years leading strategic communications and marketing efforts for Fortune 500 technology, government and healthcare clients as well as federal government agencies at a leading marketing and communications agency in Alexandra, Va.

Liz holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications, with a concentration in business administration, from the George Washington University as well as a master of business administration degree from Regent University. She also is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association.

Beats Covered

  • Government Affairs
  • Health Care Policy
  • Legacy of Henrietta Lacks