Samuel Bara-Garcia, BS, MPH Student (2021), Graduate Research Assistant
Samuel Bara-Garcia is an MPH student in the Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation program within the Health Services and Administration department at the Maryland School of Public Health. His research interests involve environmental justice, global health, mental health, and infectious diseases. Samuel’s goal is to become a doctor, working on these health issues in developing countries.
Samuel began working in the CEEJH lab as an undergraduate student at University of Maryland-College Park. His previous contributions include collecting data on the food quality around the College Park area and preforming community evaluations for a new Maryland EJ mapping tool. For his work, he was awarded the first-place prize at the 2018 Public Health Research Day and was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health . Beyond UMD, Samuel has excelled as an intern at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent several years working at a neuroscience clinic.