Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Announces CLF-Lerner Fellowship Recipients
Sep 14, 2020
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) has awarded seven fellowships for the 2020–2021 academic year. The Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellowship program was established in 2003 to support Johns Hopkins University doctoral students who are committed to exploring the public health challenges associated with the food system. The fellowship is named to honor Helaine and Sid Lerner and provides up to one year of financial support for tuition, stipend, and research.
“This cohort of CLF-Lerner fellows is another outstanding group of doctoral students committed to advancing the field of food systems and public health,” said Martin Bloem, MD, director of the Center and the Robert S. Lawrence professor of Environmental Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. “Some of the most pressing public health issues of our time—including climate change—are linked to food production and our food system. In addition, the United States and global community are grappling with a pandemic that has further highlighted the fragility of the current system and the many inequities that persist. Thanks to the generous support of Helaine and Sid Lerner, the CLF-Lerner Fellowship was established to create the next generation of food system leaders. These students bring a diverse portfolio of research interests and backgrounds to improve public health and foster meaningful food system change through a variety of research, education, and practice activities.”
The Recipients of CLF-Lerner Fellowships are:
- Dania Orta-Aleman, MPH, a fourth-year PhD student in the Human Nutrition program in the Department of International Health;
- Caitlin Ceryes, RN, MPH, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
- Darriel Harris, MA, a sixth-year PhD student in the Department of Health Behavior and Society;
- Kayla Iuliano, MHS, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
- Sara Lupolt, MPH, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
- Quinn Marshall, MPA-DP, a fourth-year PhD student in the Human Nutrition Program within the Department of International Health;
- Ava Richardson, MPH, a third-year DrPH student in the Environmental Health and Engineering Department;
In addition to financial support, the CLF-Lerner Fellowship provides enrichment opportunities such as a journal club, trainings, meetings with leaders in the field, and a network of current and former fellows. Johns Hopkins students from all divisions within the university are eligible to receive support during any stage of their doctoral programs. More information about the CLF-Lerner Fellowship and the 2020-2021 CLF-Lerner Fellows can be found on the Center’s website.