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Center for a Livable Future


May 12, 2011

CLF Awards Carl Taylor Grants

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future has awarded Carl Taylor Grants for 2011 to six Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health students. The Carl Taylor Grant program provides resources in support of innovative Johns Hopkins University graduate student and postdoctoral fellow-led research projects on topics relevant to the complex interrelationships among food production, diet, environment and public health.

This year’s grant recipients and their projects are:

  • Stephanie Hseih, PhD student, Department of Health, Behavior and Society; Topic: Embodying an Inequitable Food System: Neighborhood Food Environment and Metabolic Health in Hispanic youth in the Los Angeles Area.
  • Seung Hee Lee, PhD student, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health; Topic: A Pilot Trial of Multi-component Carryout Intervention in Baltimore City.
  • Sohyun Park, PhD student, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health; Topic: Understanding Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments and Their Association with Obesity Prevalence in South Korean Youths: A Multilevel Approach.
  • Anna Pollack, MPH student, Department of International Health; Topic: Sustainable School Food Programs: Baltimore Montessori School Feasibility Study.
  • Kristyna Solawetz, MSPH student, Department of International Health; Topic: Reimagining the Food System Urban Agriculture and Access to Local Produce Among Low-Income Baltimore Communities.
  • Arielle Traub, MPH student in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health; Topic: Assessing Baltimore City’s Farmers’ Markets and Proposing Recommendations for Increasing Food Access.

This is the first year for the Center’s Carl Taylor Grant program, which is designed to help Johns Hopkins University graduate students develop research projects, and ultimately, careers, investigating interdisciplinary topics relevant to achieving a livable future–by improving food systems and health for all while using natural resources sustainably and leaving a world fit for future generations.

Grants were awarded in amounts up to $1,500 for Master of Public Health (MPH) capstone projects or other master degree final projects, and up to $20,000 for research projects requiring up to 18 months to complete. More information on the Carl Taylor Grant Program can be found here.

The research grants program honors the memory of Carl Taylor, MD, DrPH, founding chair of the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, a mentor and inspiration to many throughout the public health field, and an early supporter of the Center for a Livable Future.