Fellowships Awarded: 2009
Nkemdiri Iruka, MPH, is interested in the contribution of unhealthy eating, both as a behavioral and as a structural problem, to disparities in cancer, especially as it affects African Americans in urban settings. While in Baltimore, she hopes to engage in the design and evaluation of community-based interventions that will promote better access to healthy foods and foster healthier eating behaviors among Baltimore City residents. Ms. Iruka is a graduate of Tufts University, where she received a BS in Psychology and Community Health and an MPH in Health Services Management and Policy. Her advisor is Dr. David Holtgrave, professor and chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.