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Current Trainees


Betty Fesseha, MD, MPH

Program:  Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellow
Advisor: Nestoras Mathioudakis MD, MHS
Projects: Glycemic control and wound outcomes among patients with diabetic foot ulcers; Models for multidisciplinary team approach for management of diabetic foot ulcers; Area of deprivation index in Baltimore in relation to diabetes management
Undergraduate education: BA, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, 2006
Graduate education: MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, 2008; MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2012
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency, Nashville, TN, 2015
Research interests: Quality improvement in diabetes care and management


Emily Knapp, MHS

Program:  Phd, Epidemiology
Advisor: Thomas Glass, PhD
Projects: Neighborhood socioeconomic status and risk of diabetes; Measuring the obesity-related environment; Economic insecurity and weight gain among children
Undergraduate education: BA, Beloit College, 2010
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015
Research interests: Place-based and policy determinants of obesity


Vanessa Oddo, MPH

Program:  PhD in Human Nutrition
Advisor: Jessica Jones-Smith, PhD, MPH, RD
Projects: The relationship between maternal employment and overweight among women and children in low- and middle-income countries 
Undergraduate education: BA, Smith College, 2005
Graduate education: MPH, Tufts Univserity School of Medicine, 2011
Research interests: Economic resources and health disparities as it relates to overweight and obesity.


Michael Quartuccio, MD

Program:  Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellow
Advisor: Rita Kalyani, MD, MHS
Projects: Glycemic predictors of insulin independence following total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation; Relationship of health literacy to diabetes status in the Health ABC cohort; Preference of diabetes education in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center patient population 
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Scranton, 2002
Graduate education: MD, Jefferson Medical College, 2006
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency, 2010
Research interests: Patient diabetes education and predictors of insulin independence after total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation


Michelle Wong, BS

Program: PhD, Health Policy and Management
Advisor: Kitty Chan, PhD
Projects: Relationship between paternal childcare involvement and early childhood obesity; Neighborhood characteristics and obesity prevalence by race/ethnicity; Parent-pediatrician communication and child obesity status
Undergraduate education: BS, Yale University, 2008
Research interests: Obesity prevention; health disparities; social determinants of health