Fellowships Awarded: 2019, 2018
Anna Kharmats, MA, is a sixth-year PhD student in the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, in the Department of International Health. She is interested in studying obesity and cardiovascular epidemiology in underserved populations and immigrant communities, as well as in developing interventions that encourage consumption of healthier and more environmentally sustainable diets. Her dissertation research is based in Baltimore City, and focuses on low-income children and their caregivers. She is examining the extent to which associations between access to food retailers, and obesity and food security outcomes vary, depending on how geospatial access is defined. Her adviser is Joel Gittelsohn, PhD.