Cohort III, 2022 – 2026

​Through a competitive multi-stage process 14 new Fellowships have been awarded to junior faculty from institutions across the U.S. for the third cohort of the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program. These new Fellows will receive funding, mentoring and training in proposal development, research methods, leadership and communications.

Cohort III expanded with the addition of three agency fellows, which participation highlights the significance of interdisciplinary collaborations between academia and Federal offices. This approach presents a dynamic and impactful way to implement scientific solutions for social and environmental health challenges.

Headshot of Fellow Katherine Alfredo
Katherine Alfredo
University of South Florida, Tampa FL

Headshot of Fellow Michael Anastario
Michael Anastario
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Headshot of Fellow Max Aung
Max Aung
University of Southern California

Headshot of Fellow Stephanie Eick
Stephanie Eick
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Headshot of Fellow Jose Cedeno Laurent
Jose Cedeno Laurent
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

Headshot of Fellow MyDzung Chu
MyDzung Chu
Tufts University
Boston, MA

Headshot of Fellow Michael Garvey
Michael Garvey
U. S. Department of Energy

Headshot of Fellow Lauren E. Gentile
Lauren E. Gentile
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Headshot of Fellow Veronica Helmes Garrison
Veronica Helmes Garrison
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Headshot of Fellow Betty Lin
Betty Lin
University at Albany, State of New York, Albany, NY

Headshot of Fellow Na’Taki Osborne Jelks
Na’Taki Osborne Jelks
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

Headshot of Fellow Courtney Roper
Courtney Roper
The University of Mississippi,
Oxford, MS

Headshot of Fellow Anais Roque
Anais Roque
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Headshot of Fellow Leah Schinasi
Leah Schinasi
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Headshot of Fellow Aaron Specht
Aaron Specht
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Headshot of Fellow Yoshira Ornelas
Yoshira Ornelas
Columbia University
New York City, NY

Headshot of Fellow of Ruzmyn Vilcassim
Ruzmyn Vilcassim
Uni. of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Cohort II, 2018 – 2022

The Cohort II of the JPB EH Fellowship Program is comprised by 15 Fellows   – 11 Faculty and 3 Agency Fellows. Together these young promising investigators are working across disciplines on research designed to address social and environmental health disparities that disproportionately impact vulnerable communities.  These interdisciplinary collaborations among academia and Federal offices demonstrate a new dynamic and impactful way to implement science to complex social and environmental health challenges.


Headshot of Fellow Raphael Arku
Raphael Arku
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Headshot of Fellow Gregory Bratman
Greg Bratman
University of Washington Seattle, WA

Headshot of Fellow Ellison Carter
Ellison Carter
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Headshot of Fellow Lara Cushing
Lara Cushing
University of California, Los Angeles

Headshot of Fellow Matthew Cutler
Matt Cutler
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.

Headshot of Fellow Katie Dickinson
Katie Dickinson
Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO

Headshot of Fellow Marccus Hendricks
Marccus D. Hendricks
University of Maryland, School of Architecture

Headshot of Fellow Chandra Jackson
Chandra Jackson
Ntl. Inst. of Envr. Health Sciences

Headshot of Fellow Kirk Jalbert
Kirk Jalbert
University at Buffalo

Headshot of Fellow Viniece Jennings
Viniece Jennings
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.

Headshot of Fellow Leah Lozier
Leah Lozier
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Headshot of Fellow Valerie Newsome
Valerie Newsome Garcia
Ntl. Healthy Start Association
Washington, DC

Headshot of Fellow Tony Reames
Tony Reames
University of Michigan

Headshot of Fellow Colleen Reid
Colleen Reid
University of Colorado

JHeadshot of Fellow Jennifer D. Roberts
Jennifer D. Roberts
University of Maryland


Cohort I, 2014 – 2018

The first cohort of JPB Environmental Health Fellows was comprised of nine assistant professors (Faculty Fellows) from academic institutions across the U.S and three research scientists from government agencies (Agency Fellows).


Headshot of Fellow Allison Appleton
Allison Appleton
State University of N.Y.

Headshot of Fellow Annie Belcourt
Annie Belcourt
University of Montana

Headshot of Fellow Kofi Berko Jr.
Kofi Berko Jr.
U.S. Dept. of Housing

Headshot of Fellow Diana Ceballos
Diana Ceballos
University of Washington Seattle, WA

Headshot of Fellow Chungrong Jia
Chungrong Jia
University of Memphis

Headshot of Fellow Christina Fuller
Christina Fuller
University of Georgia

Headshot of Fellow Diana Hernandez
Diana Hernandez
Columbia University

Headshot of Fellow Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore

Headshot of Fellow Hector Olvera
Hector Olvera
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Headshot of Fellow Madeleine Scammell
Madeleine Scammell
Boston University

Headshot of Fellow José R. Suárez
José R. Suárez
University of California

Headshot of Fellow Sara Wylie
Sara Wylie
Northeastern University