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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Pamela Surkan, ScD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Intervention Program, Department of International Health)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Surkan received her BA in Psychology from the Reed College and completed her ScD in Society, Human Development and Health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and a PhD in Medical Sciences at the Karolinska Institute. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship also at HSPH, she became faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2008.

Her research centers on social and behavioral determinants of maternal and child health, with nutrition and physical growth as focal areas. She recently led a supermarket intervention study in a low-income Baltimore community to promote healthy purchasing. At the GOPC, she collaborates with other center members and has worked closely with Dr. Gittelsohn to investigate social and environmental influences on healthy eating and purchasing.

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