Marie Spiker, MSPH, RD
Sr. Analyst, Systems Science Core (SSC)
PhD Student, Department of International Health, Program in Human Nutrition
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Marie Spiker is a second-year PhD student in the Department of International Health. She is a Center for a Livable Future–Lerner Fellow and a participant in the Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy. She is a graduate of the University of Washington (BS in Public Health, BA in Anthropology) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MSPH in Human Nutrition). She completed her clinical dietetic training at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Marie’s research focuses on the intersection between food systems and the quality of the diet. Her lines of research include urban agriculture, household food security, and food waste. She received the 2015 Abell Award in Urban Policy for a proposal to reduce food waste at the wholesale level in the Mid-Atlantic region. At the Global Obesity Prevention Center, Marie works with the HERMES model to improve agricultural and food supply chains.
- Neff RA, Spiker ML, Truant PL. Wasted Food: US Consumers' Reported Awareness, Attitudes, and Behaviors. PloS one. 2015;10(6):e0127881. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127881
- Poulsen MN, Spiker ML, Winch PJ. Conceptualizing Community Buy-in and its Application to Urban Farming. J Agric Food Syst Community Dev. 2014 Dec 16; 5(1):161-178.