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Matthew Daubresse, MHS

Program:  DrPH, Epidemiology
Advisor: Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD
Projects: Trends and impact of opioid use among hemodialysis patients
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Maryland, 2006
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
Research interests: Diabetes as a risk factor for high risk opioid utilization and an effect modifier between opioid use and all-cause mortality among hemodialysis patients.

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Geoff Dougherty, MPH

Program: PhD, Epidemiology
Advisor: Lorraine Dean, ScD
Projects: Measurement of county-level structural racism; association of structural racism with BMI and other cardiometabolic outcomes; causal inference and effect modification
Undergraduate education: BA, The Colorado College, 1992
Graduate education: MPH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
Research interests: Social determinants of cardiometabolic disease, particularly race, place and socioeconomic status.

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Estelle Everett, MD

Program:  Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellow
Advisor: Nestoras Mathioudakis MD, MHS
Projects: Feasibility, Safety and Effectiveness of the GlucoMe® Digital Diabetes Clinic; a multi-center, Open Label, non-randomized, prospective Pilot Study, Effectiveness of an Insulin Decision Support tool on Improving Glycemic Outcomes in Non-critically Ill Hospitalized Adults, Effectiveness of a personalized smartphone-assisted coaching system to improve glucose hemostasis in adults with pre-diabetes: a pilot study

Undergraduate education: BA, California State University, Northridge, Northridge
Graduate education: MD, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Research interests: Quality improvement in diabetes care and management, models of care in diabetes

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Betty Fesseha, MD, MPH

Program:  Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellow
Advisor: Nestoras Mathioudakis MD, MHS
Projects: Glycemic control and wound outcomes among patients with diabetic foot ulcers; Models for multidisciplinary team approach for management of diabetic foot ulcers; Area of deprivation index in Baltimore in relation to diabetes management
Undergraduate education: BA, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, 2006
Graduate education: MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, 2008; MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2012
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency, Nashville, TN, 2015
Research interests: Quality improvement in diabetes care and management

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Emily Knapp, MHS

Program:  Phd, Epidemiology
Advisor: Thomas Glass, PhD
Projects: Neighborhood socioeconomic status and risk of diabetes; Measuring the obesity-related environment; Economic insecurity and weight gain among children
Undergraduate education: BA, Beloit College, 2010
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015
Research interests: Place-based and policy determinants of obesity

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Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran, MPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Program:  PhD; Nursing
Advisor: Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Projects: Social Determinants of Health among Immigrant and US Born Adults,
Undergraduate education: BSN, Lincoln University (Missouri), 2009
Graduate education: MPH: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); 2013; MSN: UTHealth; 2013
Research interests: Metabolic and cardiovascular disease and risk factors, immigrant health, health disparities, social justice