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    • Center for Human Nutrition, Room W2041A
      Department of International Health
      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      615 North Wolfe Street
      Baltimore, MD

    • Work: 410.502.6971

    • Fax: 410.955.0196

    Office Hours

    Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm EST

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    Who are we?

    The Healthy Stores projects aim to improve health and prevent obesity and disease in low-income communities through culturally appropriate store-based interventions that increase the supply of healthy foods and promote their purchase.

    Joel Gittelsohn, PhD
    Joel Gittelsohn, PhDDirector of Community Interventions
    Dr. Gittelsohn is a Professor in the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and serves as Principal Investigator on a number of NIH-funded food environment interventions in Baltimore and Native American communities.

    View his JHSPH page here.

    Lisa Poirier
    Lisa PoirierResearch Associate
    Lisa oversees data collection, management, and analysis for all healthy stores projects. Her research interests lie in urban food environments, food system sustainability, and the use of urban farms to alleviate food deserts.
    Emma C. Lewis, MS
    Emma C. Lewis, MSDoctoral Candidate
    Emma is a Doctoral Candidate and T32 Predoctoral Fellow in Human Nutrition. She serves as Project Coordinator for the Baltimore Urban food Distribution (BUD) project, and most of her work focuses on improving healthy food access and intervening in the food environment using community-based approaches and digital health strategies.
    Samantha Sundermeir, MS, RDN
    Samantha Sundermeir, MS, RDNDoctoral Candidate
    Samantha is a Doctoral Candidate and T32 Predoctoral Fellow in Human Nutrition. She serves as Project Coordinator for the Dollar Store and SAFPAS project, and her work focuses on improving food security and healthy food access through food environment interventions and policy changes.
    Veronica Velez-Burgess, MSc, MA, INHC
    Veronica Velez-Burgess, MSc, MA, INHCResearch Program Coordinator
    Veronica is a community health specialist with a background in social anthropology and is a trained chef. Her primary focus is on nutrition education and health promotion programs for vulnerable populations.
    Antonio J. Trujillo, Ph.D., MPP
    Antonio J. Trujillo, Ph.D., MPPAssociate Professor
    Michelle Estrade
    Michelle EstradeData Analysis
    Stacey Williamson
    Stacey WilliamsonResearch Assistant