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Lucine Francis, PhD, RN

Lucine Francis

Doctoral Type:

PhD Candidate




Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN FAAN


Lucine Francis completed her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Smith College in Northampton, MA. After many years of working as a research assistant in clinical, community, and bench research, she enrolled and completed her nursing studies in the accelerated nursing program at Johns Hopkins. With a desire to pursue full-time research and teaching, she decided to continue her studies at Hopkins in the PhD program. Her research interests include prevention and management of pediatric and adolescent obesity, environmental health, health disparities, nutrition policy, social justice and advocacy. Francis hopes to develop a program of research that involves using a multi-level and multi-method approach to preventing and managing obesity and cardiovascular-related chronic diseases in children, adolescents, and adults.

Dissertation Focus

Examining Food Environments of Family Child Care Homes, Obesity Prevention, Nutrition Policy, Geospatial Information Systems(GIS)

Major Achievement(s)

  • Principal Investigator NIH/NINR-Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Pre-doctoral Fellows in Nursing Research 1F31NR015399-01
  • Pre-doctoral fellow NIH/NINR 5T32NR012704 Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Health Research (PI: Allen, J)
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Beta Chapter
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Doctoral Scholarship, Pre-doctoral fellow
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Research Program
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Johns Hopkins