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PFRH E-NEWS Winter 2022


Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD '79, ScM '75 invites you to attend the broadcast of The Bloomberg American Health Initiative Professorship Dedication Ceremony for:

Kristin Mmari, DrPH, MA
Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Chair of the Master's Programs and Associate Professor
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Friday, January 20, 2023
 4:45 p.m. EST


Kristin Mmari BAHI Professorship Dedication Ceremony
Terrinieka Powell BAHI Professorship Dedication Ceremony

Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD '79, ScM '75 invites you to attend the broadcast of The Bloomberg American Health Initiative Professorship Dedication Ceremony for:

Terrinieka Powell, PhD, MA
Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE)
Associate Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Friday, February 10, 2023
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. EST




  • Shoshanna Fine, PhD, MPH promoted Assistant Scientist
  • Kay O’Neill, MSPH, promoted Senior Research Associate
  • Astha Ramaiya, DrPH, MSPH, promoted Assistant Scientist

Teaching Excellence Awards for PFRH Courses 2022-2023

  • Alison Gemmill, PhD, MPH, Donna Strobino, PhD:
    380.601.79-Critically Evaluating the Science for Policy and Practice
  • Celia Karp, PhD, Linnea Zimmerman, PhD, MPH:
    380.706.79-Using Data to Inform Family Planning Policies
  • Pam Martin, MBA: 
    552.622.81-Creating, Implementing and Monitoring Budgets for Projects and Programs
  • Beth Marshall, DrPH, MPH:
    380.607.11-Youth Voice in Public Health
  • Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP, Jose “Oying” Rimon, PgDip, MA, Kojo Lokko, MPH, MBA:
    380.708.79-Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in PFRH
  • Kristin Mmari, DrPH, MPH:
    380.709.79-Introduction to Program Evaluation in PFRH
First Term
  • M.E. Hughes, PhD, MA, Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP:
    380.604.01-Life Course Perspectives on Health
Second Term
  • Alison Gemmill, PhD, MPH, Donna Strobino, PhD:
    380.662.41-Critiquing the Research Literature in Maternal, Neonatal, and Reproductive Health
  • Susan Gross, PhD, MPH, David Paige, MD, MPH:
    380.740.81-Nutrition Programs, Policy and Politics in The United States: The Impact on Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Arik Marcell, MD, MPH:
    380.720.41-Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond
  • Beth Marshall, DrPH, MPH:
    380.721.01-Schools and Health
  • Tamar Mendelson, PhD, MA:
    380.633.81-Promoting Equity for Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Problem-Solving Seminar
  • Kristin Voegtline, PhD, MS:
    380.642.81-Child Health and Development
  • Linnea Zimmerman, PhD, MPH:
    380.655.71-Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility


  • Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA
    Richard D. Krugman Award for “lifelong commitment to protecting children and championing a future free of child abuse and neglect”
    National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN)
  • Charvonne Holliday Nworu, PhD, MPH
    2022 Alumni Excellence Award – Early Career
    University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Grants Awards

  • Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA
    University of Mississippi Medical Center (Prime: HRSA) Subcontract
    Early Childhood Health Promotion System for High Need Program (MS Thrive!)
  • Michele Decker, ScD, MPH
    1. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    PMA/Agile Phase 2: GBV Evidence for Action

    2. Bloomberg American Health Initiative
    Evidence-based systems strengthening: Housing for IPV survivors
  • Erin Hager, PhD
    Duke University / National Cancer Institute
    1. Expanding the impact of cancer prevention policies through collaborative implementation research: a qualitative secondary analysis of federal child nutrition assistance policies

    2. Bloomberg American Health Initiative
    Understanding Family Use of Expanded Child Tax Credit Funds: Role in Mitigating the Pandemic-Related Changes in Family Food Insecurity and Child Dietary Behaviors and Excess Weight Gain

    3. NICHD R01HD105356
    COVID-19 Policies: Impact Over Time on Child Health, Obesity, and Disparities
  • Dylan Jackson, PhD, MS
    1. Arnold Ventures
    Second Chances: A National Outcomes Study of Safe and Equitable Decarceration Among People Serving Juvenile Life Without the Possibility of Parole

    2. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Shifting From Restorative to Transformative Justice in Baltimore’s Schools: Co-Developing Strategies that Center Anti-Racism to Promote School Health
  • Beth Marshall, DrPH, MPH
    1. Healthy Teen Network (Prime: Office of Population Affairs)
    Center for Adolescent Health Promotion for Trauma-Informed and Inclusive Care and Programming
  • Tamar Mendelson, PhD, MA
    1. Family League of Baltimore City
    FY23 Community Schools Program

    2. Bloomberg Philanthropies
    HeartSmiles Project
  • Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP
    1. NHLBI
    Administrative Supplement to Early Intervention to Promote Cardiovascular Health of Mothers and Children (ENRICH) Multisite Resource and Coordinating Center
  • Terri Powell, PhD, MA
    1. Stanford University (Prime: NIDA) U2C
    Research Adoption Support Center - Substance Use Disorder Implementation Support Core
  • Oying Rimon, PgDip, MA
    Davis Communications
    ICFP Media
  • Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD, MPH
    1. HRSA
    Integrate Early Life Factors and Multi-Omics to Elucidate Origins and Developmental Trajectories of ASD/DD Across the Life Stages
    U01ES034983 - Immune Development Across the Life Course: Integrating Exposures and Multi-Omics in the Boston Birth Cohort