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Principal Investigators

Sara Johnson, PhD, MPH / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Lorece Edwards, PhD / Morgan State University

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Erin Hager, PhD/ University of Maryland School of Medicine

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PACE Team

Andrea A. Berry, MD / University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Gabriela Calderon / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Megan Collins, MD, MPH / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Kate Connor, MD, MSPH / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Kristi Corona, MBA / University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Kristi Corona is as a Program Specialist with University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Growth and Nutrition. In this role, Kristi supports the Division’s faculty and staff to ensure the projects are able to operate smoothly and within university and grant guidelines. She works with the department administration to manage purchases, participant incentives, and hiring efforts. Kristi also serves as Secretary of the Maryland State School Health Council where she coordinates webinars, manages website content, and assists with disseminating information to the Executive Board and General Body. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University and Master of Business Administration at University of Maryland Global Campus.
Janny Dinh/ University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Janny Dinh is the qualitative data manager and a project coordinator in the Growth & Nutrition Division at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Purdue University. Now working in public health, her research interests are adolescent health and school-based health. She has worked at UMSOM for the past three years on projects related to student health in school environments, the impact of COVID on children’s health, and school meal distribution during COVID-related school closures.
Yisi Liu, MSH / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Yisi Liu received her Master of Health Science degree in Cancer Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a programmer analyst with expertise in STATA programming, along with Redcap dataset management and construction. She is familiar with large dataset manipulation and data management in healthcare area data. She enjoys investigating data to unveil information for improving healthcare of people and saving lives.
Beth Marshall, DrPH, MPH / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Laura Prichett, PhD, MHS / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Harshini Devi Sampathkumar, MSPH / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Harshini received her Master of Science in Public Health in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a qualitative data analyst and a programmer analyst with the BEAD Core. Her training is particularly in health systems research in low-to-middle income countries and her interest areas are in qualitative research theory and methods, health policy analysis, and intersection of gender and other social determinants with public health outcomes. Prior to joining the BEAD Core group, Harshini was a Graduate Research Associate for the Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Support (UPHSSS) team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she contributed to public health literature, conducted qualitative and quantitative case-study research, and performed literature reviews. She feels sincerely drawn to the idea of a public health ecosystem where all its institutions are interlinked in complex, dynamic, and adaptive ways – an approach formally called “systems thinking in public health”.
Amber Summers, PhD, RD, CHES / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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https://ccp.jhu.edu/ccp-leadership-team/
Amber is the team leader for the CCP’s Baltimore-based projects and has more than 15 years of experience in partnering with community organizations and government agencies on community health initiatives to address health outcomes and health disparities through formative research, strategic planning, health communication and evaluation and monitoring.

Amber earned Master of Health Science Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and a PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.