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Overview

Identifying Technology-Based Strategies to Create Low-Income Urban Resiliency Hub Networks to Improve Disaster Resilience and Food Security in Baltimore City.


The Proposal

The Problem

1 Biehl, E., Buzogany, S., Huang, A., Chodur, G., & Neff, R. (2017). Baltimore Food System Resilience Advisory Report. Retrieved from Baltimore Resilience Report (pdf)

The Needs
The Idea
BEAR (Baltimore Emergency Application for Response) will be a smartphone application that:

Team
Co-Investigators:

Bengucan Gunen, MSPH
Research Associate, International Health
Bengucan is a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition. She recently received a MSPH degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Bengucan has been coordinating our team’s work in food pantries since January 2018.

Keith West, DrPH
Professor & Program Director
International Health (Primary)

Dr. Joel Gittelsohn
Professor in the Center for Human Nutrition and Director of Community Interventions
Dr. Gittelsohn is a professor in the Center for Human Nutrition and Director of Community Interventions in the Global Obesity Prevention Center, in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Takeru Igusa, PhD
Professor
Department of Civil and Systems Engineering (Primary)
Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (Secondary)

Daniel J. Barnett, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering (Primary)

Health Policy and Management (Joint)

Roni Neff, PhD
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering (Primary)

Health Policy and Management (Joint)

Uriyoan Colon-Ramos, ScD, MPA
Visiting Associate Professor
International Health (Affiliated)

Lisa Poirier, MPH
Research Associate
International Health

Team and Student Collaborators:

Erin Biehl – Staff
Program Officer at the Center for a Livable Future

Sarah Hinman – MSPH Student
Department of International Health Program in Human Nutrition

Nathan Katragadda – Undergraduate Student
Public Health Studies

Community Collaborators:

Baltimore City Food Policy Initiative
Maryland Food Bank