About Sara Benjamin Neelon

sara-benjamin-neelonSara Benjamin Neelon, PhD, MPH, RD is a child nutritionist and Associate  Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She serves as the Director of the Lerner Center at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, she worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Global Health Institute.  She completed a PhD and MPH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Benjamin Neelon’s research focuses on policy and environmental approaches to obesity prevention in vulnerable populations.  Her studies target young children and women during pregnancy, with several focusing on child care and school environments.  Members of the research team include public health professionals, those with extensive experience developing and testing interventions, and others with backgrounds in early childhood development. We conduct studies both domestically and globally.  Our primary studies are located in Durham, NC, but we also have research projects in England, Mexico, and Kenya.

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Sara.neelon@jhu.edu