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Associate Professor

Contact Info

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue

Research Interests

Diabetes; Infectious Disease; Internal Medicine; Obesity; Preventive Medicine; Women's Health; obesity prevention and control in pregnancy, nutritional assessment, intervention delivery

Experiences & Accomplishments
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Bennett's research focuses on obesity prevention and control. She is interested in behavioral interventions to promote healthy weight gain in pregnancy and postpartum weight loss. She also has expertise in technological interventions (web- and app-based platforms) for nutritional assessment and intervention delivery. She is a general internist and sees patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 

Dr. Bennett is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, with joint appointments at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Departments of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and Epidemiology.

Honors & Awards

2022 Johns Hopkins University - Donna Vogel Women’s Health Champion Award
2015 Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine - Frederick L. Brancati Excellence in Mentoring Award
2013 Best Women’s Health Poster, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting
2013 UMDNJ-RWJMS Academic Excellence Award for Primary Care Medicine
2012 Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine Clinician-Investigator Award
2010 Johns Hopkins Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins, small grant awardee
2010 Best Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine, Mid-Atlantic regional meeting
2010 Best Women’s Health Poster, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting
2009 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Award
2006 Johns Hopkins Bayview-Outstanding Resident in Geriatrics Award
2006 National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (renewal in 2009)
2003 Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor, National Medical Society
2003 Elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism National Honor Society
2002 Best Oral Abstract Presentation, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals National Meeting
2002 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Research Fellowship, national award recipient

Select Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications * Indicates Corresponding Author

  • Zhao D, Guallar E, Woolf TB, Martin LM, Lehmann HP, Coughlin JW, Holzhauer K, Goheer A, McTigue KM, Lent MR, Hawkins M, Clark JM, Bennett WL. Association of Eating and Sleeping Intervals with Weight Change over Time: The Daily24 Cohort. J. American Heart Association. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Jan 18:e026484. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.122.026484. Online ahead of print.

  • Venkataramani M*, Ogunwole SM*, MD, PhD*, Caulfield LE, Sharma R, Zhang A, Gross SM, Hurley KM, Lerman JL, Bass EB, Bennett WL. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Outcomes Associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Annals Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Sep 6. doi: 10.7326/M22-0604. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36063550.

  • Aboumatar H, Pitts S, Sharma R, Das A, Smith BM, Day J, Holzhauer K, Yang S, Bass EB, Bennett WL. Patient engagement strategies for adults with chronic conditions: an evidence map. Syst Rev. 2022 Mar 5;11(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01873-5.

  • Bennett WL, Coughlin JW, Henderson J, Martin S, Yazdy GM, Drabo EF, Showell NN, McKinney C, Martin L, Dalcin A, Sanders R, Wang NY. Healthy for Two/Healthy for You: Design and methods for a pragmatic randomized clinical trial to limit gestational weight gain and prevent obesity in the prenatal care setting. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Feb;113:106647. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106647. Epub 2021 Dec 8. PMID: 34896296 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

  • Polk S, Edwardson J, Lawson S, Valenzuela D, Hobbins E, Prichett L, Bennett WL. Bridging the Postpartum Gap: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Postpartum Visit Attendance Among Low-Income Women with Limited English Proficiency. Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle). 2021 Sep 9;2(1):381-388. doi: 10.1089/whr.2020.0123. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34671758.