Melissa Sattler, MSPH, RD
Student Research Assistant, Baltimore Project
MSPH/RD Program, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Melissa Sattler worked with the Global Obesity Prevention Center with the B’More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) project. She assisted with curriculum development and implementation of the Kids Cook Monday pilot program, study recruitment, and child baseline interviews. With baseline data from BHCK, she published a paper analyzing the relationship between youth food preparation and Healthy Eating Index Scores. She is a recipient of the Kruse Publication Award
Melissa is interested in public health nutrition, specifically childhood obesity prevention, healthier food environments, and food access. As a new graduate and Registered Dietitian, she looks forward to a career in the field!
- Sattler M, Hopkins L, Steeves EA, Cristello A, McCloskey M, Gittelsohn J, Hurley K. Characteristics of Youth Food Preparation in Low-Income, African American Homes: Associations with Healthy Eating Index Scores. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. February 23, 2015. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2014.1001982.