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Abell Award in Urban Policy: Winning Papers

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2016

Litter-free Baltimore: A Trash Collection Policy Framework Based on Spatial Analysis and Social Media

Co-authors: Ramya Ambikapathi, PhD Candidate, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Christopher Kelley, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering

2015

“Food Access and Waste Reduction: Proposal for a Vendors’ Market in Baltimore City”

Co-authors: Marie Spiker, Ph. D Candidate, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health, and Corbin Cunningham, Ph. D Candidate, Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

2014

“Heroin Addiction: A Novel Treatment Delivery System”

Anuja Trivedi, D.O., MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management)

2013

"Changing the Food Environment in Baltimore City: The Baltimore Health Carry-Out Intervention"

Seung Hee Lee, Ph.D., M.S., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

2012

"Latino Education ln Baltimore: Reaching Children through Their Parents"

Co-Authors: Will Sankey and J.B. Wogan, 2nd year Master’s in Public Policy students, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies

2010

"Removing Firearms from Abusers through Temporary Protection Orders: Baltimore City's Newest Policy"

Julia O'Connor, MPH, MSW, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health; University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work

"Maryland Arts and Entertainment Districts; A Process Evaluation and Case Study of Baltimore"

Co-Authors: Cailin McGough and Paul Messino, 2nd year Master’s in Public Policy students, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies

2009

"A Lighter Future for Baltimore City: Using Schools in the Fight against Childhood Obesity"

Natalie Draisin; JHU, 2010 B.A., Public Health-Social Sciences

"State of Emergency: Providing Oral Health Care Services to Low-Income and Medicaid Populations in Baltimore City"

Harvir Kaur; JHU, 2011 B.A., Political Science

2007

First Place:

“An Integrated Approach to Recovery from Drug Addiction: Creating Linkages between Drug Treatment and Employment Services in Baltimore"

Co-authors: Emma Tsui, M.P.H.,Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health, Behavior, and Society) and Lainie Rukow, J.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management)

Honorable Mention:

“Justice Undone: Examining Arrests Ending in Release without Charges in Baltimore City"

Sarah L. Brannen, 2nd year student in Master’s Program in Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies

"Detention Alternatives as a Solution to the Problems with the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center"

Jennifer M. Prichard, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Psychology)

2006

“Order-Maintenance Policing in Baltimore: The Failure of 'Broken Windows' as a Police Strategy"

Blake Trettien, 2006 B.A., Johns Hopkins University (Economics and Political Science)

Click here ( link to http://krieger.jhu.edu/magazine/fw06/r1.html) to read about Blake Trettien's research in the Fall/Winter 2006 issue of Arts & Science magazine

2004

First Place:

"Youth Violence Prevention and Reduction: Strategies fora Safer Baltimore"

Rachel Brash, 2nd year student in Master’s Program in Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies

Second Place:

"The Impact of Zero Tolerance School Discipline Policies in Baltimore City"

Brecht Donoghue, 2nd year student in Master’s Program in Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies

Honorable Mention:

"Baltimore City Infant Mortality: Leading Causes, Risk Factors, and Policy Solutions"

Eric Ding, 2004 B.S., Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins University

"Reducing the Latina Teen Birth Rate in Baltimore City"

Tilly Gurman, M.P.H., Sc.D. candidate, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Population and Family Health Sciences)

2003

"Vacant Properties in Baltimore: Strategies for Reuse"

Eric Friedman, 2nd year student in Master’s in Public Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies