Focus Areas: Obesity & The Food System
Baltimore City Health Department
Jana serves as the Epidemiologist for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health within the Baltimore City Health Department. Jana uses analytical techniques to create data-informed and evidence-based recommendations for the Health Department’s citywide strategy to improve maternal and child health outcomes. She oversees the analytical work that informs all MCH services and programs. Jana has driven the work of the Health Department forward through promoting innovative approaches to public health challenges.
The Baltimore City Health Department’s mission is to protect health, eliminate disparities, and ensure the well-being of every Baltimore resident through education, advocacy, and direct service delivery. The Health Department uses a multi-pronged approach to reduce health disparities driven by issues of food access through an array of community-based food justice programs. The Health Department believes that having access to healthy food is a vital determinant of community health.