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. JPB EH Fellows are committed to finding solutions to address challenging environmental health inequities in under resourced communities and populations through interdisciplinary research and multiple perspectives.

Katherine Alfredo
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Michael Anastario
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Max Aung
University of Southern California

Stephanie Eick
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Jose Cedeno Laurent
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

MyDzung Chu
Tufts University
Boston, MA

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

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

Courtney Roper
The University of Mississippi,
Oxford, MS

Anais Roque
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Leah Schinasi
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Aaron Specht
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Yoshira Van Horne
Columbia University
New York City, NY

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.


Raphael Arku
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Greg Bratman
University of Washington Seattle, WA

Ellison Carter
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Lara Cushing
University of California, Los Angeles

Matt Cutler
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.

Katie Dickinson
Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO

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Marccus Hendricks
University of Maryland, School of Architecture

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Chandra Jackson
Ntl. Inst. of Envr. Health Sciences

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Kirk Jalbert
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

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Viniece Jennings
Agnes Scott College

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

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Valerie Newsome Garcia
Ntl. Healthy Start Association
Washington, DC

Tony Reames
Tony Reames
University of Michigan

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Colleen Reid
University of Colorado

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Jennifer 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).


Allison Appleton
Allison Appleton
State University of N.Y.

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Annie Belcourt
University of Montana

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

Diana Ceballos
Diana Ceballos
University of Washington Seattle, WA

Chungrong Jia
Chungrong Jia
University of Memphis

Christina Fuller
Christina Fuller
University of Georgia

Diana Hernandez
Diana Hernandez
Columbia University

Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore

Hector Olvera
Hector Olvera
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Madeleine Scammell
Madeleine Scammell
Boston University

José Suárez
José Suárez
University of California

Sara Wylie
Sara Wylie
Northeastern University