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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Cara Shipley, RD, LDN

Senior Research Program Coordinator, Baltimore Project
Senior Research Program Coordinator, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cara Shipley received her BS in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and completed her dietetic internship at University of Maryland Medical Center, where she focused her staff relief in pediatrics.

She coordinates the B’more Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) project, a multilevel, multicomponent childhood obesity prevention trial, which is based in the GOPC. BHCK aims to increase to improve access to, demand for and consumption of healthier food options in 28 low income, African American neighborhoods in Baltimore City by operating and multiple levels of the food environment. She also coordinates a number of other studies for Dr. Joel Gittelsohn in the Department of Human Nutrition, including a large multilevel obesity prevention program in American Indian Communities- Engaging Tribal Policy Makers to Improve the Food and Physical Activity Environments in American Indian Communities (OPREVENT2).

Born and raised in Baltimore, Cara has a heart for fighting food deserts in the city. She is dedicated to focusing her life and career on combatting childhood obesity in low income communities. Cara hopes to one day design studies that combine her clinical foundation with public health solutions.