Abigail Baum, MPH, MSW
Abigail Baum is a doctoral student in Health and Public Policy in the department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baum's research interests include supporting the integration of health into systems and policies in various social sectors and health inequities across neighborhoods. Her dissertation research is focusing on mechanisms through which people most affected by social welfare policy participate in the decision-making process from design to implementation and evaluation.
Molly Francis, MPH
Molly Francis is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include the effect of state policies on violence and unintentional injuries, disparities in injury and violence prevention, and the utilization of mixed methods to best understand these findings. She has worked on evaluating the impact of state firearm policies and is currently assisting with the Center for Gun Policy and Research’s collaboration with the Office of the State’s Attorney and Baltimore Police Department. Molly received her MPH from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina in 2014 and her BS in Political Science and Biology from Davidson College in 2010.
Taylor Johnson is an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins studying public health. As a Research Assistant with the Center for Gun Policy and Research, she is currently involved in multiple projects. She currently assists with a systematic literature review, supports the evaluation of a community-based program bringing together youth and police officers, and helps with the Center’s Coursera MOOC. Her research interests include firearm policy, injury prevention, and the intersection of these areas with mental health.
Julie Ward, MN, RN, PHNA-BC
Julie Ward is a doctoral student in Health and Public Policy in the department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include firearm policy and strategies to prevent violence and promote wellbeing in the workplace.