Focus Area: Obesity & The Food System
Allison Barlow, Ph.D., is an associate scientist in the International Health Department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research over the past more than 25 years has focused on developing ecologically sound, evidence-based and culturally relevant interventions addressing behavioral and mental health disparities among Native American populations. Barlow’s intervention studies have included early childhood home-visiting, adolescent pregnancy, suicide and drug abuse prevention, obesity and diabetes prevention, and youth entrepreneurship and sports-centered youth development approaches. Her major goal is to train, employ and build capacity for Native American investigators and interventionists to deploy high-quality interventions and conduct assessments.