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Amanda Latimore, PhD

  • Assistant Professor - Adjunct

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6040
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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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 (, 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

  • social epidemiology
  •  applied epidemiology
  • public health practice
  • behavioral health system
  •  substance
  •  overdose
  • opioid
  • public sector
  • government
  • mental health
  •  trauma
  •  vulnerable populations
  •  urban youth
  •  systems science
  •  agent based modeling
  •  community based collaborations
  •  home visiting

Most recent publications

  • Latimore AD, Bergstein R (2017). "Caught with a body" yet Protected by Law? Calling 911 for Opioid Overdose in the Context of the Good Samaritan Law. International Journal of Drug Policy. 50; 82–89. DOI:
  • Latimore AD, Burrell L, Crowne S, Ojo K, Cluxton-Keller F, Duggan A, Gustin S, Kruse L. Hellman D, Scott L, Riordan A (2017). Exploring multi-level factors for family engagement in home visiting across two national models. Prevention Science. 18(5):577-589. doi: 10.1007/s11121-017- 0767-3.
  • Tandon SD, Latimore AD, Clay E, Mitchell L, Tucker M, Sonenstein FL. (2015) Depression Outcomes Associated with an Intervention Implemented in Employment Training Programs for Low-Income African American Adolescents and Young Adults. JAMA Psychiatry,72(1):31-9.
  • Latimore AD., Aramrattana A, Sherman S G, Galai N, Srirojn B, Thompson N, Ellen J, Willard N and CelentanoDD. (2013).Rural Thai adolescent sexually transmitted infection risk behaviors: Support for gender- and age-specific and culturally relevant interventions. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.40(3):216-20
  • Latimore AD, Rudolph A, German D, Sherman SG, Srirojn B, Aramrattana A, Thomson N, Celentano DD. (2011) Predictors of incident and recurrent participation in the sale or delivery of drugs for profit among young methamphetamine users in Chiang Mai Province Thailand, 2005-2006. International Journal of Drug Policy, 22, 259-266..