Emily Payne is a second-year MSPH student in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a completion in the Maternal and Child Health certificate. In addition to the Strengthen the Evidence Project, Emily will be working with Johns Hopkins Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) collecting, analyzing, and managing data for several on-going projects. Previously, Emily worked as a research assistant for the Johns Hopkins Home Visiting Research Team and the Syracuse University Center for Autism Research in Electrophysiology. Emily is most passionate about women’s health and pregnancy health with a special interest in nutrition.
Elizabeth Brown is a recent graduate from the MSPH program in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Elizabeth concentrated in Maternal, Fetal, and Perinatal Health as well as received certificates in Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, and Public Health Economics. Elizabeth supports the Strengthen the Evidence Project through research on developmental screening and parent-completed developmental screening tools. Additionally, Elizabeth works with the Johns Hopkins Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on several on-going projects. Previously, Elizabeth worked as a research assistant for the Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health. Elizabeth is dedicated to maternal and child health with a special interest in the economics of health.
Leah Horton is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health with a focus in Maternal, Fetal and Perinatal Health. As a research assistant for the Strengthen the Evidence Project, Leah is examining interventions aimed at reducing exposure to second-hand smoke among children in the household. In addition to her work on this project, Leah is currently a research assistant for a project exploring reproductive health outcomes among women with disabilities in the U.S. Prior to joining the Strengthening the Evidence team, Leah was a Reproductive Epidemiology fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helping to develop guidelines for the safe and effective use of contraception among women with certain characteristics and medical conditions. Leah is dedicated to the health and well-being of families with a special interest in maternal health outcomes.
Lizzie Harvey is a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to the Strengthen the Evidence project, Lizzie works as a Technical Advisor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on a variety of Title V projects. She most recently analyzed the rise of mental health and substance use among pregnancy-associated deaths in Massachusetts. She previously worked with Mercy Hospital in Baltimore to investigate and develop strategies to reduce low birth weight deliveries. Lizzie is committed to using epidemiologic research methods to inform maternal and child health programs and policies in the United States.
Lauren Hosterman is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health with a focus in child health. Her research interests include monitoring and evaluation of maternal-child health programs and child nutrition policies. As a research assistant for the Strengthen the Evidence project, Lauren is performing a literature review of evidence-based strategies to reduce the percentage of women that smoke during pregnancy. Lauren also manages the “Identity Clinic”, a partnership between the University and the Living Classrooms Foundation. The clinic’s goal is to streamline and provide financial support to aid city residents obtain identification documents. Lauren obtained her MPH part time at JHSPH while working as dietitian for the Maryland Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. At WIC, Lauren worked at the local level providing direct nutrition services and then in-state WIC administration.