The Rales Center’s multidisciplinary team includes clinicians, public health professionals, educators, and advocates. Housed in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Division of General Pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Center is a highly collaborative environment, one that benefits from the many strengths and the broad expertise of The Johns Hopkins University. Center faculty are drawn from departments across the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, bringing a broad range of expertise and experience.

Sara Johnson, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a child health researcher who investigates ways to… More

Kate Connor MD, MSPH is medical director of the Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore and assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her… More

Beth Marshall, DrPH, MPH is the wellness program lead for the Rales Center. A 1998 graduate of Towson University, with a bachelor’s degree in school health, she received both a master’s degree in public health… More

Ryan Connor is the Wellness Program Director for the Rales Clinic. Connor graduated from Hamilton College in 2005 with a degree in Public Policy and Education. After graduation, Connor taught History and Math in Price… More

Tresa Wiggins, NP graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. During nursing school, she spent time working in Cleveland public schools and provided care in… More

Lily Mendelson, BSN, RN is a school nurse at the Rales Health Center. A native Baltimorean, she graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science and… More

School Clinical Nurse Erica Johnson, MS, RN, CPN, CNEcl is a school nurse at the Rales Health Center. Erica graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and began her career at… More

Wilnett Dawodu is the Family Advocate at the Rales Health Center. She graduated of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and additional studies at Old Dominion University in Special Education. She… More

Teresa Bailey is the Rales Health Center’s Medical Assistant. She attended Fortis Institute Towson and graduated majoring in Medical Assisting. She joined the Rales Health Center team in 2016 and provides outstanding care for students… More

Laura Prichett, PhD, MHS is a Lead with the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Data Management (BEAD) Core in the Center for Child Health Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She received her PhD from… More

Alicia Cleaver is the senior associate director of development for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and is leading the fundraising efforts for the Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education at KIPP Baltimore.… More

Brandon Smith, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a proud Baltimore native, born and raised in the city. He received his medical degree from… More

Previous Rales Center Trainees

To learn more about training opportunities at the Rales Center, please email ralescenter@jhmi.edu.   

JHU School of Medicine  

    • Tania Haag,  JHU Medical Student  
    • Miriam Faiz-Nassar, JHU Medical Student 
    • Caroline Plott, JHU Medical Student 
    • Shanna Yue, JHU Medical Student 
    • Devika Bhushan,  JHU Pediatrics Resident 
    • Deborah Hall, JHU Pediatrics Resident 
    • Alana Keohler, JHU Pediatrics Resident 
    • Nilesh Seshadri, JHU Pediatrics Resident 
    • Brandon Smith, JHU General Academic Pediatrics Fellow 
    • Benjamin Wormser, JHU General Academic Pediatrics Fellow 
    • Lauren Okano, JHU General Academic Pediatrics Fellow 
    • Katie Tran, Children’s National Post-Doctoral Fellow 

JHU School of Public Health 

    • Shazeen Suleiman, JHU MPH Student 
    • JP Senter, JHU MD/MPH Student 
    • Flannery McArdle, JHU MPH Student 
    • Antony (Gatebe) Kironji, JHU MD/MPH Student 
    • Maisha Huq, JHU MHS Student 
    • Soumita Bose, JHU MPH Student 
    • Marc Rabner, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Anne Gaddy, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Tony Zhou, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Sarah Vick, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Anna Choe, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Ruth Stefanos, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Josiah Mueller, JHU MHS Student 
    • Matthew Hudson, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 
    • Jade Cobern, JHU Preventive Medicine Resident 

JHU School of Nursing 

    • India Bloom, JHU PhD Student

JHU Krieger School of Arts and Sciences 

    • Gabriela Molestina, JHU Undergraduate, Public Health 
    • Rahul Daniel, JHU Undergraduate, Applied Mathematics  
    • Joel Espinoza, JHU Undergraduate, Molecular and Cell Biology and Public Health 
    • Andy Hesse, JHU Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program Student 
    • Lillie Reed, JHU Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program Student 
    • Kathryn Hawrot, JHU Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program Student 
    • Lydie McKenzie, JHU Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program Student 
    • Salma Tayel,  JHU Undergraduate, Natural Sciences and Public Health 
    • Margaret Dearey,  JHU Undergraduate, Public Health and Spanish