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September 19, 2017

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Announces CLF-Lerner Fellowship Recipients


The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) has awarded 12 fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. The CLF-Lerner Fellowship program was established in 2003 to support Johns Hopkins University doctoral students who are committed to exploring the public health challenges associated with the food system. The fellowship is named to honor Helaine and Sid Lerner and provides up to one year of financial support for tuition, stipend, and research.

“Thanks to the vision and support of Helaine and Sid Lerner, the CLF-Lerner Fellowship supports the best of future food system practitioners, researchers, and educators,” says James D. Yager, PhD, interim director of CLF and the Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor, Emeritus of Preventive Medicine in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. “For more than 20 years, the CLF has worked to improve public health by improving food systems. Being part of the fellowship program helps recipients become a more active part of building a healthier, more equitable, and resilient food system."

The Recipients of CLF-Lerner Fellowships are: 

  • Vanessa Coffman, MS, a fourth year PhD student in the Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology Program within the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
  • Kathryn Dalton, VMD, MPH, a first year PhD student in the Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology Program within the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
  • Lacey Gaechter, MS, a second year DrPH student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
  • Amelie Hecht, BA, a second year PhD student in the Department of Health Policy and Management;
  • Hannah Holsinger, MPH, a third year DrPH student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering; 
  • Gabriel Innes, VMD, a second year PhD student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;
  • Anastasia Lambrou, MSc, a second year PhD student in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program within the Department of International Health;
  • Sara Lupolt, MPH, a second year PhD student in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering;  
  • Philip McNab, MPH, MA, a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society; 
  • Sonia Sarkar, MPH, a second year DrPH student in the Healthcare Leadership and Management track of the Department of Health Policy and Management;
  • Sameer Siddiqi, BS, a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Health Policy and Management; and
  • Marie Spiker, MSPH, RD, a fourth year PhD student in the Department of International Health. 

In addition to financial support, the CLF-Lerner Fellowship provides enrichment opportunities such as a journal club, trainings, meetings with leaders in the field, and a network of current and former fellows. Johns Hopkins students from all divisions within the university are eligible to receive support during any stage of their doctoral programs. More information about the CLF-Lerner Fellowship and the 2017-2018 CLF-Lerner Fellows can be found on the Center’s website.