Postbaccalaureate Fellow, Technology and Translational Research Unit
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Baltimore, MD 21224
B.A. – Public Health Studies – Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
As an undergraduate, she worked on research investigating the effect of a high-potassium diet on hypertension and kidney disease and analyzed interviews to identify dietary barriers and facilitators. In particular, she explored her interest in the social determinants of health by examining the relationship between health literacy and numeracy with following a hypertension-friendly diet (DASH). Sophia’s research interests at the TTRU include the efficacy of technology- and social media-based interventions for substance use and mental health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic; the relationship between social engagement and mental health symptoms; and utilizing qualitative analyses to understand the challenges of groups experiencing health disparities related to substance use.