Fellowships Awarded: 2019, 2018
Darriel Harris, MA, is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Health Behavior and Society. His research interests are in faith-based health communications, neighborhood related health factors, social determinants of health and community-based participatory research. Darriel worked for the Center for a Livable Future as project coordinator for the Baltimore Food and Faith Project. He also created a faith-based curriculum for healthy eating that has been used in more than 25 Baltimore churches. Darriel has worked as a health missionary in South Sudan, where he created a Bible-based curriculum to address a range of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Darriel holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, an MA in Organizational Management from The George Washington University, a graduate certificate in Financial Management from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Divinity degree from Duke University. He is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Church and currently serves as pastor-elect of Newborn Community of Faith Church in Baltimore, Md. Debra Roter, DrPH is his doctoral adviser.