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Global Obesity Prevention Center

2017 Award Recipients

Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC), Department of International Health


Angela Trude, MSc and Marie Spiker, MSPH, RD were the winners of two nutrition awards in the Department of International Health this year.

angela trudeAngela, a senior analyst for one of the GOPC's community intervention projects, received the Elsa Orent Keiles Fellowship for her outstanding academic achievements. This fellowship was established in 1996 with a bequest from the estate of Elsa Orent Keiles, who received her ScD from Hopkins in 1925.

Angela's research interests continue to lie in the environmental and social determinants of obesity prevention among low-income urban youth. 

marie spikerMarie, a senior analyst in GOPC's Systems Science Core (SSC), received the Harry D. Kruse Fellowship for her outstanding academic achievements as well. Established in 1987, this fellowship was created to honor the work of Harry D Kruse, a protégé of EV McCullum who received his ScD from Hopkins in 1926 and proceeded to become a member of the Department of Biochemistry.

Marie's research focuses on the intersection of food systems and the quality of the diet. She currently works with one of the SSC's models in order to improve agricultural and food supply chains.