2019 Community Health Catalyst Awardees

Two projects were awarded in 2019:


PI: Virginia Rall Chomitz, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Community Partner: Lisa Robinson, MPH, RD, Director, Shape Up Somerville

Collaborators: Sean Cash, PhD, Associate Professor, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Christopher Mejia-Argueta, PhD, Director, Food and Retail Operations Lab, Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics; Lars Meyer Sanches, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Food and Retail Operations Lab, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

TITLE: Building an Academic/Community Collaborative to Address Food Access Issues in Somerville: Exploring Three Healthy Retail Models


PI: Ksenia N. Tonyushkina, MD, Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology, Baystate Medical Center

Community Partner: Jeanne Clancy, RN, Senior Administrator of Nursing, Springfield Public Schools

Collaborators: Holley F. Allen, MD, Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Baystate Medical Center; Sarah L. Goff, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

TITLE: Partnership between Springfield Public School Nurses and Baystate Pediatric Diabetes Program to Enhance Diabetes Care for Children with T1DM from a Disadvantaged Population