Abigail Baum is a doctoral student in the department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Abigail’s research interests include supporting the integration of health into systems and policies in various social sectors to health inequities across neighborhoods. Abigail’s dissertation research focuses on mechanisms through which people most affected by social welfare policy participate in the decision-making process from design to implementation and evaluation. She conducts research on Baltimore residents’ perception of the police with the Center for Gun Policy and Research, and just completed a fellowship at Arnold Ventures, serving as a graduate research associate for the criminal justice team.
Prior to coming to Hopkins, Abigail was a senior associate on the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she worked on evaluating Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and led an initiative to scale health and equity considerations into non-health care organizational operations. Baum also served as a research associate at the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, and an associate at Community Science. She holds a MPH and MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, and a BA from Carleton College in 2008, majoring in American Studies and Educational Studies.