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Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Current Students

Meet some of our current students. Learn why students chose Hopkins, the research they’re pursuing and their experiences while in the program.  

Bolanle Ajao

Bolanle OlapejuPhD student

I am passionate about the lives of women and children.  I have a background in clincial medicine which has been augmented with hands-on experience in designing, implementing and evaluating maternal and child public health programs domestically and internationally. My goal is to harness her skills as a perinatal health specialist to enable her to contribute to ongoing efforts to address perinatal health issues in the US with an emphasis on the high rate of preterm births.

Jessica JonesJessica JonesPhD student

I have a commitment to the health of children in the United States. My research to date has focused on critical child health issues such as breastfeeding, medical home access, systems of care for children with special health care needs, and autism. Through my work as a project officer at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, I expanded grant programs to increase analytic capacity among state and local MCH programs.  Additionally, I worked extensively to preserve and improve the National Survey for Children’s Health, as it provides invaluable data on the health of children within the United States.