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Lee Bone, MPH

  • Associate Professor

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624 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MPH, Johns Hopkins University, 1977
RN, Columbia University, 1962


Ms. Bone’s research has focused on health promotion in underserved urban African American populations using community based participatory approaches in randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy and program effectiveness of interventions including use of supervised indigenous community health workers. Her research focuses on the sustainability of interventions and improving communications strategies using electronic education. These studies include cardiovascular disease, and CVD risk factors, diabetes and cancer detection and control. She served as an Associate Editor for the new Journal entitled “Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action.”

Ms. Bone’s courses include; “Health and Homelessness," "Methods in Community Based Participatory Research," “Seminar Series in Community Based Participatory Research," “The Nuts and Bolts of Community Based Participatory Research,” (workshop) and “Practicum in Community Health”. As part of her efforts to link the two distinctly separate sections of city – East and West Baltimore, she continues to guide the Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program. This national program provides volunteer service opportunities and support for health and human service graduate students from the University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University.

Honors and Awards

2012 Johns Hopkins University Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning and Participatory Research

2011 American Public Health Association Tom Bruce Award in Community Based

1993 Johns Hopkins University Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service.

1982 Certificate of Appreciation, State of Maryland for Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Services to High Blood Pressure Control.

1982 Certificate of Appreciation, East Baltimore Community Hypertension Program.

1987 Certificate of Appreciation, State of Maryland Governors Commission on Black and Minority Health: Task Force of Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Other Leading Causes of Minority Morbidity and Mortality.

  • cancer prevention and treatment cardiovascular disease comunity-based health promotion programs community-based participatory research community health workers diabetes disparities research evaluation and sustainability health communication/education health 
  • services research 
  • and policy prevention of youth violence tobacco control
  • Brown, JD, Bone LR, Gillis L, Treherne L, Lindamood K, Marsden L. Service Learning to Impact Homelessness: The Result of Academic and Community Collaboration. Public Health Reports. 2006; 121: 343-348.

  • Baptiste-Roberts K, Gary TL, Bone LR, Hill MN, Brancati FL. Perceived Body Image among African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. Patient Education and Counseling. 2006; 194-200.

  • Han H, Kim MT, Rose L, Dennison C, Bone L, Hill MN. Effects of Stressful Life Events in Young Black Men with High Blood Pressure. Ethnicity and Disease, 2006; 16:64-70.

  • Brownstein JN, Bone LR, Dennison C, Hill MN, Kim M, Levine DM. Community Health Workers as Interventionists in the Prevention and Control of Heart Disease and Stroke. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2005; 29:128-133.

  • Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL, Bone LR, Hill MN, Levine DM, Brancati FL. Medication adherence and diabetes control in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Health Psychology July 2005. Gary, TL, Batts-Turner, M, Bone, LR, Yeh, H, et al. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Nurse Case Manager and Community Health Worker Team Interventions in Urban African-Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. Controlled Clinical Trials, 2004; 25:53-66.