Program Administrator, HPRS
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Alyssa is the Program Administrator for the Healthy Policy Research Scholars at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has a BA in Communication & Digital Media and an M.Ed. in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her culminating seminar paper examined how higher education professionals can influence first-generation college student experience and their academic achievement. She joins the team with five years of communications, social media management, nonprofit, and higher education experience.
The Program at a Glance
Who is Health Policy Research Scholars for?
Doctoral students from a variety of disciplines—such as urban planning, political science, economics, anthropology, education, social work, geography, and sociology—who are committed to using policy change to advance population health and health equity.
Applicants must be:
Full-time doctoral students who are starting the second year of their programs in fall 2023 and do not expect to graduate before spring/summer 2026.
From historically marginalized backgrounds and/or populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines.
Pursuing a research-focused discipline that can advance a Culture of Health.
Interested in health policy and interdisciplinary approaches.
What do scholars receive?
Annual award funding of up to $30,000 for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner).
Mentoring and training in health policy and leadership.
Professional ties to public health and policy leaders and innovators from diverse fields.
Opportunity to compete for an additional dissertationgrant of up to $10,000.
Membership in a network of scholars and alumni for research and advocacy collaborations.