Takyera Robinson, MSPH
I am a Baltimore native. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Afterwards, I worked as a research assistant in an HIV clinic at Johns Hopkins for 3 years. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this community and with the phenomenal clinic staff. I decided to pursue my Master’s degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a focus in Human Nutrition. Nutrition is an important factor in alleviating health disparities related to many chronic disease outcomes and other public health problems. we can have large impact when people are educated, and programs are in place to create equal opportunity and resources for better overall health. I started at University of Maryland, Baltimore as a research assistant working primarily with data on a project called S.E.L.E.C.T. as a requirement of my degree to participate in a practicum experience. I enjoyed being involved on a project which aimed to increase participation in the National School Lunch Program. I began working as the senior research coordinator for the Children’s Healthwatch’s Baltimore site and the Growth and Nutrition Clinic at University of Maryland under Dr. Maureen Black.