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Small Grants for Research and Program Development

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) Small Grants Program was formed to stimulate and advance community-university collaborations around research and program development. Grants are awarded to those partnerships that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore.

Deadline - 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017

The funding levels for each category are:
   •   Faculty-Community Research or Program Development Projects
       (up to 5 @ $10,000 each)
   •   Graduate Student-Community Research or Program Development Projects
       (up to 5 @ $5,000 each)
   •   Undergraduate Student-Community Research or Program Development Projects
       (up to 10 @$2,000 each)

In each category, students and faculty are required to partner with a community agency or community leader and vice versa. A cover page with original signatures of both the Hopkins and Community partner is required. 

Click here to learn how to apply for 2017 Small Grants

Past recipients of Small Grants

2016   |   2015   |   2014   |   2013   |   2012   |   2011   |   2010   |   2009   |   2008

2016      Project Abstracts

Graduate Student-Community Grants

The Hero Lab Community Partnership
Adil Qureshi, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Siddhi Sundar, The Hero Lab (fiscally sponsored by Fusion Partnership)

Embracing Mobile Devices Educate and Engage Individuals to Prevent Diabetes
Owais Iqbal, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Glenda Lindsey, Director, Social Justice and Nutrition Inspiration Factory LLC

Using a Community Based System Dynamics Approach for Neighborhood Disorder and Food Insecurity in Baltimore, MD
Yeeli Mui, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Eli Lopatin, Reservoir Hill Improvement Council/Whitelock Community

Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Recovery: A Qualitative Study Exploring Attitudes and Experiences of Clients in a Community-Based Opioid Treatment Program in Baltimore City
Masoumeh Dejman, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Deborah Agus, Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, Inc.

Restorative Justice Training through Hopkins Community Conferencing
Eric Xie, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Lauren Abramson Founder, Community Conferencing Center

Faculty-Community Grants

BQ LAUNCH PROJECT: Building a Nonprofit Documentary Film Hub in Baltimore
Lindsay Thompson, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Timothy Wolfer, BQ Inc., John Morris, Change4Real Coalition

Partnering to Strengthen the Financial Future of Families: Integrating Community-Based Employment Programming into Pediatric Primary Care to Address Child Poverty
Barry Solomon, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Mary Manzoni, Humanim

Creating Accountability within B’More for Healthy Babies
Kelly Bower, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Rebecca Dineen, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health

Vision for Baltimore Incentive and Awareness Program
Megan Collins, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Gabriel Auteri, Baltimore City Health Department-Vision for Baltimore

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2015      Project Abstracts

Undergraduate Student-Community Grants

Equipping Community Leaders to Address Trauma in East Baltimore
Jasmine Kaneshiro, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing BSN student
Leon Purnell, Executive Director, Men and Families Center

Graduate Student-Community Grants

Building Financial Capacity of Homeless Survivors of Domestic Abuse, One FEAT at a Time (FEAT = Financial Education and Training)
Paige Cantlin, Full-Time Graduate, Carey Business School
Jennifer Tan, MPH Alumnus, JHSPH, Founder, Shine Foundation, Inc.

Baltimore’s Emotional Emancipation Arts Initiative
David Olawuyi Fakunle, Pre-doctoral Fellow, Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kay Lawal-Muhammad & Rashida Forman-Bey, WombWork Productions Inc.

Healing and Empowering Our Youth: A Community-Based Project to Address Trauma Among East Baltimore Youth
Christina Rodriguez-Hart, Graduate Student, JHBSPH
Leon Purnell, Men and Families Center

Advancing the Mental Well-Being of Baltimore through a Trauma-Informed Workforce Development Program
April Joy Damian, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health
Ali Smith, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Holistic Life Foundation, Inc.

An Exploration of Community-Level Influences on Perpetration of Partner Violence
Charvonne Holliday, PhD, MPH, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Community Public Health Department
Latisha Carter, CEO, My Covenant Place

Financial Literacy Game in Inner City Schools: Lauren Rocco, SCB & Ortus Academy, a Graduate Student and Community Partner Objective
Lauren Rocco, School of Public Health, Master’s Program
Aaron Velky and Josh Massey, Ortus Academy, Sharicca Bolden, Strong City Baltimore

901 Arts- Building an Infrastructure for Inclusion
Allison Weigel, Graduate Student
Sarah Tooley, Better Waverly Community Organization/ 901 Arts

Faculty-Community Grants

Children’s DEPOT Project: Improving Parenting of Young Children in Poverty
Joyce Harrison, M.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Div. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Kenneth Tellerman, M.D., Chair, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Emotional Health Committee

Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in Baltimore
Michelle Kaufman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Aaliyah Muhammad, JD, Office of th eState’s Attorney for Baltimore City

Cultivating a Trauma Sensitive School Environment
Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Associate Professor and Chair, Acute and Chronic Care Department Johns Hopkins School of Nursing 
Katrina Foster, Principal, Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School

Teen Testimonios
Sarah Polk, MD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Medical Director, Children’s Medical Practice
Eric Haber, LGSW,Baltimore City Public Schools

Managing Psychological Stress Caused by Community-Level Violence: Baltimore Latinos Moving from Vulnerability to Empowerment
Marcelo Batkis, MD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Derek Miller and Aida Medina, Gallery Church- Patterson Park

Re-claiming Public Spaces for Play: The Effects of the Built Environment on the Levels of Hyperarousal Children and Collective Efficacy in the Community, in a Neighborhood Exposed to High Levels of Community Violence
Caroline Vidal, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Briony Hynson, MA, Then Neighborhood Design Center

Building Food System Resilience in Baltimore: Stakeholder Perspectives
Roni Neff, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Program Director, Food System Sustainability, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. and Erin Biehl, Senior Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Holly Freishtat, Baltimore City Food Policy Director, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner, Baltimore Office of Sustainability

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2014      Project Abstracts

Graduate Student-Community Grants

Boone Street Farm Community Cooking Classes
Ann Suk, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Cheryl Carmona, Executive Director, Boone Street Farm

Expansion of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program and Summer Student Educational
Patrick Boone, Doctoral Candidate, Johns Hopkins Environmental Health Science
Cheryl Carmona, Executive Director, Boone Street Farm 

Evaluation and Dissemination of a Smart Phone Application To Improve Access to Medical Forensic Care Following Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Baltimore City
Jocelyn Anderson, Doctoral Candidate
Erin Lamar and Debra Holbrook, Registered Nurses, Mercy Medical Center

Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Community Engagement Project: Speaking and Writing for Change
Liz Coleclough, Doctoral Candidate
Sally Hess, Training Coordinator, House of Ruth Maryland

Voice Over Violence
Kristina (Gia) Naranjo-Rivera, Doctoral Candidate
Gary Dittman, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church

Talking Business: Bringing Store Owners and Business Experts Together To Identify Strategies for Rendering Stocking and Sales of Healthier Foods/Beverages Profitable in Corner Stores
Claudia Nau, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tony Lawerence, Owner, Tony’s and Mary’s Gethsemane, Dorothy Skipwith, Owner, Mamma Mamie’s Grocery

Formative Research to Sustain a Nutrition Curriculum In Baltimore City Recreation Centers
Angela Cristina Bizzotto Trude, Doctoral Student
Ernest Burkeen, Director, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Stella Clanton, Recreation Programmer, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

Faculty-Community Grants

Adherence to Follow-Up Care Instructions After the Emergency Department Visit - Infusing the Patient Perspective
Ellie Klein, PhD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Erica Shelton, MD, MPH, MHS, Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Rev. Debra Hickman, President/CEO, Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)

Integrating Injury Prevention into a Healthy Aging Program for Older Urban Adults
Eileen M. McDonald, Associate Scientist and Johns Hopkins Safety Centers Directors
Betsy D. Simon, MS, CHES, Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging

Meeting the Needs of Baltimore’s Transgender Residents: A Community Needs Assessment
Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Jean-Michel Brevelle, Coordinator, Transgender Response Team

Utilizing Healthcare Providers to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence in Urban Communities
Katrina J. Debnam, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Krishna K. Upadhya, M.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Kelley Hampton, Esq, Director of Programs, Break the Cycle, Erin Clark, MPH, MBA, Program Specialist, Break the Cycle

Fostering Weight Control among Underserved Adults In Baltimore City: A Community Partnership
Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, HBS, Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, Associate Professor, HBS
Marcia Cort, MD, MBA, Total Health Care, Inc.

Informing A Social Marketing Campaign To Reduce HIV-Related Stigma in the Latino Community
Kathleen Page, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Patrick Chaulk, Baltimore City Health Department

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2013      Project Abstracts

Undergraduate Student-Community Grants

Mi Ayuda: The Mental Health of Young Latinos
Cristina Viguera, Student, School of Arts Sciences
Ms. Gina Baez, Program Director, Mi Espacio

Graduate Student-Community Grants

The Henderson-Hopkins Pedometer Project
Emma Stillman, MSN Candidate, School of Nursing
Katrina Foster, Principal , Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School

“Qualitative evaluation of buprenorphine induction in a recovery program setting”
Namrita Singh, PhD Candidate, School of Public Health
Deborah Agus, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Leadership Institute

Health Care Access Program (H-CAP): Implementing the ACA
Kate Miele, Medical Student, School of Medicine
Jennie Choi, Executive Director, Charm City Clinic

Farm Lab: Urban Biology and Health Literacy Project at REACH! Partnership and Real Food Farm
Emily Gao, MSEd student, School of Education
Molly McCullagh, Education Coordinator, Real Food Farm

Process Evaluation of a Mental Health Screening and Referral Program for Resettled Refugees in Baltimore
Jeremy C. Kane, PhD Student, School of Public Health
Dipti D. Shah, Chief, Office of Immigrant Health, State Refugee Health Coordinator, Office of Immigrant Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Safe Streets Baltimore: Technical Assistance for the Transition to a Cost-Effective Violence Prevention Program Model
Nicole Lunardi, Graduate Student, School of Public Health
Lori Toscano, Director, Safe Streets Baltimore

Faculty-Community Grants

Liquor Store to Healthy Store: a Conversion Guide for Baltimore's Non-Conforming Liquor Outlets
Dr. Lawrence J. Cheskin, Associate Professor of Health, Behavior and Society; Director of Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, School of Public Health
Michael Snidal, Director of Community Engagement, Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc.

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Urban Environment - WIN (Wellness Initiatives Now)
Phyllis W. Sharps, Associate Dean Community and Global Programs, Professor Dept. of Community Public Health Nursing, School of Nursing
Sarah H. Schlenker, Manager of Resident Services, The Shelter Group at Park View and Ashland Commons

Collaboration with The MOCHA Exchange Network -Men Like Us to assess the needs of mature Black men who have sex with men: focus on social support, mental health and their community engagement
Karin E. Tobin, Associate Scientist, School of Public Health
Carlton Smith, Executive Director, MOCHA Exchange Network - Baltimore Black Pride

“One Block at a Time:” A Qualitative Evaluation of a Feasibility Pilot of a Novel Multi-Level Community Health Workforce Initiative
Chidinma A. Ibe, Assistant Scientist, School of Public Health
Debra Hickman, President/CEO, Sisters Together and Reaching

Developing a Latino Youth Advisory Committee in the Mi Espacio Program
Nanlesta Pilgrim, Assistant Scientist, School of Public Health
Gina Baez, Program Coordinator, Mi Espacio After-School Program at Casa de Maryland

Promoting Active Transportation: A Needs Assessment of the Baltimore Bicycle Community
Keshia Pollack, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Chris Merriam, Executive Director, Bikemore

A Twelve Step Violence Prevention Intervention for East Baltimore
Adil Haider, Associate Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy Management, School of Medicine
Steve Bountress, Vice President, Living Classrooms Foundation

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2012      Project Abstracts

Undergraduate Student-Community Grants

Fit for the Future
Eilzabeth Campbell, Undergraduate student, Arts Sciences
Julia DiBussolo, Program Director, The Club at Collington Square (Episcopal Community Services of Maryland)

Graduate Student-Community Grants

People, Housing, Neighborhoods: Choice and Engaging Residents About Health
Tanyka Sam, Fellow, School of Medicine
Charles Duff, President, Jubilee Baltimore

Development of an interactive, safety-decision aid application (App) for smart phones to help college women and their friends prevent and respond to dating violence
Kelsey J Egbert, Graduate Student MSN/MPH(c), Research Assistant, School of Nursing
Sally Hess, SAFE Domestic Violence Coordinator, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Food in my neighborhood: A photovoice pilot project
Kate Abowd Johnson, PhD Student, School of Public Health
Bill Tyler, Recreation Bureau Chief, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks

Arts and Community Impact Project
Rebecca Yenawine, Project Leader, School of Education
Zoe Reznick Gewanter, Program Director, New Lens

Preliminary Evaluation of "The Evergreen Project: Redefining Health Care," an Attempt to Create Systematic Change
Nicky Mehtani, Primary Research Coordinator, School of Medicine
Dr. Peter Beilenson, Founder, Evergreen Healthcare Co-operative, Inc.

Faculty-Community Grants

Center for Urban Families: The Impact Story Enhanced
Terrinieka Williams, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Winston Philip, Business Information Manager, Center for Urban Families

Family history/genetic needs assessment - East Baltimore key informant interview project
Joann Bodurtha MD MPH, Professor, School of Medicine
Elders DuWade and Ivy Moses, Directors, Jesus Stop Restoration Center, Inc

Understanding the Effect of Experiential Outdoor Education on Urban Youth
Peter John Winch, Professor, Department of International Health, School of Public Health
Liz Millhollen, Program Coordinator, Outward Bound Baltimore Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore City High School Vocational Education Program
Dr. Phyllis P McDonald, Associate Professor, School of Education
Kristina Kyles, Principal, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

No Room for Bullying
Joan Kub, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Nicole Johnson, Director, Elev8

Developing an Assessment Tool for Tracking Progress among IMP Students
Kristin Mmari, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Tong Zhang, CFO, Incentive Mentoring Program (IMP)

Understanding the relationship of social networks and obesity among urban public housing residents
Kimberly Gudzune, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Kylla Williams, Associate Deputy Director, Office of Resident Services, Housing Authority of Baltimore City

A Process Program Evaluation: Supporting Boys of Color.....Moving to the next LEVEL!
Yolanda Abel, Assistant Professor, School of Education
A. Alexander Dorsey-Ball, Director, PRAISE College Readiness Program

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2011      Project Abstracts

Undergraduate Student-Community Grants

Community Service Farming: Bridging the Food Gap for Baltimore City Youth
Alexandra Hittman, Undergraduate, School of Arts and Sciences
Zizwe Allette, Literacy Instructor, YO! Eastside Center (HEBCAC)

People for People's: Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore
Cynthia Idada, Undergraduate, School of Arts and Sciences
Lelin Chao, Chief Medical Officer, People's Community Health Centers, Inc.

Amazing Grace Community Kitchen
Daniel Borota, Undergraduate, School of Arts and Sciences
Morgan Blizzard, Food Ministry Coordinator, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church

Juntos (Together) – Latino HIV+ Peer Support Group
Megan Buresh, Medical Student, School of Medicine
Alfredo Santiago, Juntos Support Group Facilitator (Social Worker, Department of Social Services), Community Member

Graduate Student-Community Grants

Addressing Food Insecurity in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore
Alishea Galvin, Graduate Student, School of Public Health
Thor Nelson, President, Whitelock Community Farm

Family Health and Fitness Club
Anne Hendrick, Graduate Student, School of Education
Elizabeth Obara Piedramartel, Community School Coordinator, Patterson Park Public Charter School

Truth about Medical Imaging – Addressing Distrust and Promoting Diagnostic Imaging within the Baltimore Community
Carmen Kut, Doctoral Student, School of Medicine
Debbie Rock, Executive Director, LIGHT Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services Inc (LIGHT)

Charm City Clinic: Connecting the Underserved and Uninsured Residents of East Baltimore to Sustainable, Affordable Health Care Services
Claire Sampankanpanich, Medical Student, School of Medicine
Andrew Gaddis, Executive Director, Charm City Clinic

The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Promoting HIV Prevention and Status Awareness among Young Adults in Baltimore City
Emeline Mugisha, Graduate Student, School of Public Health
Ashley Rock, Program Director of Clinical Services, JACQUES Initiative

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Jeffrey Duong, Doctoral Student, School of Public Health
Carol Berman, Director; Founder, Heart's Place Homeless Shelter

Discovering Me: Partnering with Young Men Charged as Adults to Create Self-Worth and Positive Self-Image!
Marcus Seldin, Graduate Student, School of Medicine
Jessica Turral, Executive Director, Hand In Hand Baltimore

A Sexual-Abuse Awareness Program, Using Puppetry, for Middle-School Students
Maya Nadison, Doctoral Student, School of Public Health
Adam Rosenberg, Executive Director, Baltimore Child Abuse Center

Expanding MInDS in Biology: A High School Outreach Program
Rosa Miyares, Graduate Student, School of Arts and Sciences
Krista Porter-Viel, Biology Teacher, Baltimore Talent Development High School

Understanding the Life Priorities and Needs of Women Recovering from Addiction
Sabriya L. Linton, Graduate Student, School of Public Health
Vaile Leonard, Founder/CEO, The Light of Truth Center,Inc

Catch: Community Based Adolescent Testing For Chlamydia: Using Lessons Learned to Pilot New Strategies for the Delivery of Reproductive Health Services to Community Supervised Juvenile Justice Youth
Stephanie Witt, Doctoral Student, School of Public Health
Jessica Burns, Nursing Program Consultant, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Improving HIV Preventative and Testing Services to Heterosexual-identifying Migrant Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men
Suzanne Grieb, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health
Joyce Jones, Co-Medical Director, Latino Outreach Program, Baltimore City Health Department

Faculty-Community Grants

Effects of Crisis Response Services on Inpatient and ED Use Among Child and Adolescent Medicaid Enrollees in Baltimore City
Colleen L. Barry, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Penelope Power, BCARS Program Director, Catholic Charities

Behavioral Health Intervention by Paraprofessionals in the Baltimore African American Faith-Based Community
Courtney Keeton, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Vanessa Booth, Pastor, Lamb of Life Baptist Church

Using Baltimore HIV Behavioral Surveillance Data for New Local HIV Prevention Planning
Danielle German, Assistant Scientist, School of Public Health
Colin Flynn, Chief, Center for HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology, Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygeine

Understanding Urban Gardeners’ Perceptions of Risk from Soil Contamination: Identifying and Sharing Resources to Mitigate Contaminant Exposure
Keeve Nachman, Assistant Scientist, School of Public Health
Katie Dix, CGRN Coordinator, Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN), Parks and People Foundation

Reducing Crime through TransForm Baltimore’s Comprehensive Rezoning: The Public Health Case for Addressing Nonconforming Liquor Stores
Rachel Johnson Thornton, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Laurie Feinberg, Division Chief, Comprehensive Planning, Baltimore City Department of Planning

Baltimore Men's Health Assessment Project
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., Assistant Scientist, School of Public Health
Ryan Petteway, Social Epidemiologist, Baltimore City Health Department

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2010      Project Abstracts

Undergraduate Student-Community Grants

Sail-Ability Program at the Downtown Sailing Center
Theresa Marshall, Undergraduate, Business Management
Peter Hegel, Deputy Director for Outreach, Downtown Sailing Center
Ebony Vaughan, Program Manager, MENTOR Maryland

Health Literacy Initiative Days
Eruejerien Okoh, Undergraduate, Peabody Institute
Jeanette Seaman, Greater Homewood Corporation

Unrealized Potential: Preparing East Baltimore Youth for Sustainable Careers in Science, Engineering and Medicine
Aaron Chance, Undergraduate, Department of Neuroscience & Bioethics
Aubrey Jordan, Undergraduate, Department of Psychology
Valencia Warnock, Site Director, The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center

Graduate Student-Community Grants

Volunteer Stress and Burnout in ExperienceCorps Baltimore
Vijay Varma, Graduate Student, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sylvia McGill, Director, ExperienceCorps

Acculturation and Migration as a Risk Factor for HIV Among Latinos in Baltimore
Nadine Chen, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of General Internal Medicine
Kathleen Page, Latino HIV Outreach Program Director, Baltimore City Health Department

Recovering a Sense of Place: Environment and Community in Treatment (ReSPECT) for Addiction
Joshua Garoon, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Health Behavior and Society
Peter Bruun, Director, Art on Purpose

Transitioning to Independence: Assessing the ReEntry Environment for Young Adult Former Prisoners
Eva Moore, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Reverend Horace Smith, President/Executive Director, Group Ministries, Inc.

Characterizing the Need for Mental Health Services in Baltimore Youth
Brad Sutton, Clinical Fellow, Division of Cardiology
Susan Tibbels, Principal, New Song Academy

Improving HIV Preventive Services in Baltimore through Geospatial Analyses
Adam Milam, Graduate Student, Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Reverend Debra Hickman, President, Sister’s Together and Reaching (STAR)

Faculty-Community Grants

Neighborhood Characteristics and Stress During Pregnancy: A Community Perspective in Baltimore
Cynthia Minkovitz, Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Maxine Reed Vance, Director of Quality Assurance and Clinical Affairs, Baltimore City Health Start

Finding Our Wings Community Documentary Program
Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey, Instructor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander, Director, Finding Our Wings

Passport to Health: Taking Charge of your Health; Empowering Intimate Partner Violence Survivors to Become their own Health Advocates
Patty Wilson, Faculty, Department of Community-Public Health Nursing
Janice Miller, Residential Services Director, House of Ruth Maryland

Birth Companions Services for New Refugees: Partnering with the International Rescue Committee
Elizabeth T. Jordan, Assistant Professor, Community Public Health Nursing
Erica DelViscio, Senior Manager, Organization International Rescue Committee

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2009      Project Abstracts

Student-Community Grants

Self-made Families: Gangs and Latino Youth in East Baltimore
Precious Ann Ventura Fortes, undergraduate student, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Community Partner: Gina Baez, Mi Espacio After-School Program

The Family Employment and Support Program (FESP) Men’s Group
Janet Glover-Kerkvliet, graduate student, School of Education
Community Partner: Cheryl J. Harris, Circuit Court for Baltimore County

Reverse the Trend ™: Healthy Trendsetters Movement
Chandra L. Jackson, PhD candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Shawn McIntosh, American Diabetes Association

Public Education Partnerships
Luigi LaPietra, undergraduate student, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Community Partner: Matthew Wernsdorfer, Baltimore Civitas School

Joy Wellness Center
Lakha Mathewkutty, graduate student, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Jack VandenHengel, Shepherd’s Clinic

From Promise to Practice: Keys to Successful Implementation of Street Outreach for Youth Violence Prevention
Jennifer Mendel, PhD candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Leon Faruq, Safe Streets East

Trajectories of Mental Health Treatment among African American Men in Impoverished Areas of Baltimore City
Anne Sawyer, PhD candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Deborah Agus, Mental Health Policy Institute for Leadership and Training

City Scholars: Self-Discovery Through Adventure: Leadership Training for Baltimore Boys
Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, graduate student, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Valencia Warnock, Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center

Faculty-Community Grants

Data Driven Urban Health Initiatives
C. Debra Furr-Holden, assistant professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Jeanetta Churchill, The Family League of Baltimore City

Data Driven Capacity Building for the Baltimore City Fire Department
Andrea Gielen, professor and director, Center for Injury, Research and Policy, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Raymond O’Brocki,, Baltimore City Fire Department

Improving the Food Environment in Baltimore City Recreation Centers
Joel Gittelsohn, associate professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Steve Vassor, Baltimore City Recreation Bureau

Evaluation of an Interactive Safety Decision Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence
Nancy Glass, associate professor, School of Nursing
Community Partner: Terri Wurnser, House of Ruth

Faculty-Community Course Development

Health and Well-Being in Baltimore: A Public Health Perspective
Philip Leaf, professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Grady Dale, Jr., The American Institute for Urban Psychological Studies, Inc.

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2008      Project Abstracts

Student-Community Grants

Understanding the Younger Face of Homelessness: Baltimore’s Homeless Youth
Vignetta Eugenia Charles, PhD candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Ross Pologe, Fellowship of Lights Youth and Community Services

Computer Classes for the Homeless
Jenna Colagiacomi, undergraduate student, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Community Partner: Mary Slicher, Project PLASE

FAITH! (Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health) Nutrition Education Program
LaPrincess Brewer, graduate student, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Partner: Rev. Michael Palmer, New Friendship Baptist Church

Hopkins4Playgrounds @ Barclay
Birju Patel, undergraduate student, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Community Partner: Andre Humphrey, Reaching the Unreachable Outreach Ministries

Faculty-Community Grants

South Baltimore Community Cancer Profile
Mary A. Fox, assistant professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management
Community Partner: Joshua Sharfstein, commissioner of health, Baltimore City

Augmenting the 2009 Census of Homeless
Nan Astone, associate professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Community Partner: Ross Pologe, Fellowship of Lights Youth and Community Services

Faculty-Community Course Development

Medical Student Elective: Healthcare Issues for Homeless Children
Kathleen Schwarz, professor of pediatrics, School of Medicine
Community Partner: Allison Stewart-Hammerer, HEBCAC

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