Lucine Francis

Lucine Francis


Lucine Francis is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and a steering committee faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions. Dr. Francis’ research focuses on health promotion and innovation in child-serving organizations, centering on childhood obesity prevention, childhood nutrition and active play, and school success. She uses diverse methodological approaches, including mixed methods, epidemiology, and community-based participatory methods, to inform the development, adaptation, implementation, and evaluation of programs for children and families to support the primary prevention of nutrition-related chronic diseases. Her work also aims to illuminate the role of and address the adverse social and structural determinants of healthy eating. Dr. Francis earned an AB in neuroscience from Smith College and a BS and PhD in nursing from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Francis obtained additional scientific training in mental health, parenting, and parent engagement as a Morton K. and Jane Blaustein postdoctoral fellow in mental health and psychiatric nursing.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care
Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions

Specialties and Expertise
  • Cardiovascular
  • Care Coordination
  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Public Health
  • School Health
  • Social Determinants of Health