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In the Field: Public Health Studies

Two public health studies students packing groceries at the Harriet Lane Clinic's food pantry.

Neha Tripathi (left) and Thanh Viet Doan, both juniors majoring in Public Health Studies, work in the food pantry at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s Harriet Lane Clinic. Tripathi and Doan first became patient advocates at the clinic as part of Public Health Studies’ Applied Experience, a two-credit requirement for majors that involves hands-on experience in the field.

The food pantry is part of Hopkins Community Connection, a student organization designed to address essential needs of patients through universal social needs screening and navigation to community resources and benefit programs.

The Harriet Lane Clinic, which helped pioneer the practice of caring for patients in specialty clinics more than a century ago, aims to improve the health and quality of life of children within their families and communities, and to educate trainees in this model of care.