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2018

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Graduate Student – Community Grants

  1. Exploring Baltimore Gun Violence Through Youth-Led Dance
    Graduate Student: Kelly Kyker-Snowman, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Community Partner: Brian Gerardo, Baltimore Dance Crews Project
  2. Formative Research to Investigate the Operations and Institutional Objectives of Small Food Pantries in Baltimore City
    Graduate Students: Bengucan Gunen, Health Policy and Management Department; Shuang Sally Yan, BS, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partners: Tim Regan, Vice President, Programs and Network Relations, Maryland Food Bank; Zanika Ghee, Director of Youth Programs, Maryland Food Bank
  3. Oasis in the Food Desert - Farm-to-Clinic Vegetable Initiative
    Graduate Student: Donald 'Bailey' Miles, MPH Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: Jonathan Shaw, Karma Farm
  4. * Process Evaluation of The Choice Program's Intensive Advocacy for Justice Involved Youth
    Graduate Student: McKane Sharff, MS, Doctoral Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: Shirey Baig, IT Manager, The Choice Program
  5. * Process Evaluation of the Living Classrooms Identity Clinic: Reducing Recidivism and Violence
    Graduate Student: Lauren Hosterman, MPH, RD, LDN, PhD Student, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Additional Hopkins Partner: Shane Bryan, Assistant Director, JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)
    Community Partner: Krystle Starvis, MS, Workforce Development Program Manager, Target Investment Zone, Living Classrooms Foundation, UA House at Fayette

Undergraduate Student – Community Grants

  1. * Addressing Environmental Health Challenges in Baltimore City Public High Schools through Student Engagement
    Undergraduate Students: Madison Dutson and Arshdeep Kaur, Johns Hopkins University
    Community Partner: Shan Gordon, Cool Green Schools
  2. Central Baltimore Community Health Strategy
    Undergraduate Student: Jia Yi Joyce Lin, Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
    Community Partners: Aaron Kaufman, Community Projects Manager, Central Baltimore Partnership; Ellen Janes, Executive Director, Central Baltimore Partnership; Ashley Wallace, Deputy Director, Central Baltimore Partnership

Faculty – Community Grants

  1. Exploring Strategies of Accountability for Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence Beyond the Criminal Legal System
    Faculty Partner: Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, The Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partners: Lisa Nitsch, MSW, Director of Training & Education, House of Ruth Maryland; Aayesha Aijaz, Strvnge Encounters/Baltimore BLOC; Brittany T. Oliver, Founding Director, Not Without Black Women
  2. Giving Perkins Homes A Voice: Using Group Concept Mapping To Determine How Revitalizing Public Housing Can Improve The Health And Well-Being Of Residents
    Faculty Partner: Sabriya Linton, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: Marisela Gomez, MD, PhD, Social Health Concepts and Practice
  3. Knock Out Obesity And Diabetes: An Empowerment Program To Educate And Engage Participants In Obesity And Diabetes Prevention
    Faculty Partner: Pamela Surkan, ScD, Associate Professor, International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partners: Glenda Lindsey, Director, Social Justice and Nutrition, Inspiration Factory; Meena Somanchi; Bola Idowu
  4. Immigrant Youth Mental Health Needs Assessment
    Faculty Partners: Carlos Castillo-Salgado, MD, JD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Linda Bucay, MPH, Research Assistant, Global Public Health Observatory, both from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: Catalina Rodriguez Lima, Director, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs
  5. Operationalizing The CHASE Housing Tool; A Partnership To Reduce Home Injuries To Children
    Faculty Partner: Wendy Shields, Associate Scientist, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: Hector Moreno, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
  6. * Parents Are The Key: Enhancing Parental Engagement in the Learning to Drive Process
    Faculty Partner: Johnathon Ehsani, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: David Resnick, President, Elite Driving School
  7. The “Is Anybody Listening?” East Baltimore Community Archiving Project
    Faculty Partner: Graham Mooney, PhD, Associate Professor, History of Medicine, School of Medicine; Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Community Partner: Larry Schugam, Baltimore Curriculum Project 
*Grants received as a result of participation in UHI’s annual Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD). To learn more about CDRD please click here.