Roni A. Neff, PhD
Director, Food System Sustainability Program and Director of Research, Center for a Livable Future
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W7010
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
Center for a Livable Future website: www.jhsph.edu/clf
PhD , Johns Hopkins BSPH , 2006
ScM , Harvard School of Public Health , 1997
I am interested in understanding and changing food systems, particularly promoting environmental sustainability. I am also interested in food system inequities and in strengthening the public health role in addressing these issues. I direct the Food System Environmental Sustainability program at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF). I am leading multiple projects on the issue of wasted food, and also work on topics including Baltimore's food system, farm policy in public health context, and analyzing public communications regarding food system environmental threats, especially climate change.
I am editing the textbook, Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, Equity on behalf of the CLF (Wiley-Jossey Bass, forthcoming 2014). I also manage research programs for the CLF including the CLF-Lerner Fellowships and directed research.
I teach the courses, Baltimore Food Systems: Case Study in Urban Food Environments; and Food System Sustainability Practicum.
Honors and Awards
Faculty Excellence in Service Learning Award, SOURCE, JHSPH 2014
Champion of the Month, May 2014, SOURCE, JHSPH
Excellence in teaching, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 3rd quarter 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
SOURCE Service Learning Faculty Fellow 2012-13
Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Alpha Chapter
Victor P. Raymond Award in Health Policy
Food system, food waste, Farm Bill, climate change, agriculture, policy, communication, sustainability, health disparities, Baltimore, history, occupational injury and illness.
Neff, RA. [Editor]. Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Public Health, Environment, Equity. [textbook] Wiley-Jossey Bass, forthcoming, 2014.
Neff RA, Lawrence RS. Introduction.
Neff RA, Palmer AM, McKenzie S, Lawrence RS. The Food System and Health Inequities.
Truant P, Neff RA. Food Environments.
Laestadius, LI, Neff, RA, Barry CL, Frattaroli, S. Meat consumption and climate change: the role of non-governmental organizations. Climatic Change. June 2013.
Kennelly M, Neff RA, Rutkow L. Strengthening Vendor Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Are Healthier Foods Within Reach? 16 J. Health Care L. & Pol’y. June 2013.
Neff RA, Hartle J, Laestadius L, Dolan K, Rosenthal AC, Nachman K. A Comparative Study of Allowable Pesticide Residue Levels on Imported Produce in the United States. Globalization and Health.2012 8:2.
Neff RA, Parker, CI, Kirschenmann F, Tinch J, Lawrence RS. Peak oil, food systems and public health. American Journal of Public Health. 2011 Sep;101(9):1587-97.