PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
MA, California State University, 2007
BA, University of Tampa, 2003
Dr. Latimore previously served in roles at the Baltimore City Health Department and Behavioral Health System Baltimore where she spearheaded projects such as using Medicaid claims data to identify gaps and efficiencies in the City’s behavioral health service system and conducting daily overdose hot-spotting for the City’s rapid response teams. Recent research includes the identification of barriers to service utilization among overdose survivors and examining experiences of overdose bystanders in the context of the Good Samaritan Law, both of which informed local policy and practice changes. In partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, Dr. Latimore mentored a Baltimore-based technology team, Code in the Schools, to develop a text-based service called Bad Batch (badbatchalert.com), a harm reduction tool which has received national recognition. Home-grown from the department of Epidemiology as one of the inaugural Brown Health Community Scholars, Dr. Latimore continues to focus on the community-informed applications of social epidemiology in and out of the classroom. Her role as the Bloomberg American Health Initiative Public Sector Initiatives Lead is to support and facilitate the bridge between academia and public service agencies and provide technical assistance for local and state agency-led health initiatives.
Honors and Awards
2015-2016 Service-Learning Program, Faculty Fellow
2006-2012 Brown Community Health Scholars Program