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Amy Knowlton, ScD — Contributing Investigator

Amy Knowlton, ScD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  Her research interests include the role of informal caregiving and support network dynamics in medical adherence among those with chronic medical, mental, and substance abuse conditions.  She also is interested in the impact of parent/caregivers’ personal and network influences on child psychosocial functioning, including the context of parent chronic co-occurring conditions.  Her research approaches include social network analysis for identifying social influences on health behaviors, and utilizing social networks for network-oriented health outreach and treatment promotion.  She has considerable experience recruiting and training individuals from disadvantaged, and often stigmatized, communities to function as an interface between their social networks and the health care system.  She is the PI of NIH-funded studies of social network-oriented approaches to HIV medical adherence in low-income communities in Baltimore and in India, and was Co-I of a similar study in South Africa.  She is also PI of a study with the Baltimore City Fire Department on emergency medical services (EMS) demand and response capacity, with a particular focus on EMS use among vulnerable adults and youths and potential approaches to linking them to primary care and other needed services.  She assists with the RMC1 study on engaging children and parents, and in the PRC1 study of family empowerment.

 

Contact Information:
Amy Knowlton, ScD
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway Street, #286
Baltimore, MD  21205
Tel: 410-502-4907
Fax: 410-502-4333
E-mail: aknowlto@jhsph.edu