Attia Goheer

Master of Health Science candidate

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of Maryland, College Park
Banneker Key Scholar
Maryland Distinguished Scholar

Attia Goheer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was awarded a Genstone Program citation after completing a four-year team research project that researched ways to increase motivation for learning in low-income middle school students. She also held internships in the Child Development Lab at University of Maryland and in the Neuropsychology Lab at American University. She held several leaderships positions on her undergraduate campus and also has volunteered at several non-profit organizations including the Capital Area Food Bank and Progressive Maryland.

United States of America

Human Nutrition

What are your career goals?

To develop programs designed to decrease the incidence of obesity and diabetes thought dietary change.

What sparked your interest in global health?

Attia Goheer had always enjoyed observing food behavior and wondered what factors influence a person’s food decisions. She hopes to parlay this hobby into a career through her studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is excited to be able “to learn from amazing professors at the top of their field.”

Goheer has spent time working with Progressive Maryland, a non-profit organization that helps working class families lobby for a living wage bill that requires contractors to pay their employees enough to live above the poverty line without depending on food stamps. Her efforts with the organization were rewarded when this initiative was signed into Maryland law earlier this year.

People

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases
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Projects

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