Sappho Gilbert

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From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of British Columbia
Project Title: 
Seasonal and environmental trends in supermarket sales in 21 communities in Nunavut, Canada: an ecological nutrition informatics analysis

Sappho Z. Gilbert, MPH is a PhD student in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative. Her research interests include community health, food security, nutrition, mental wellness, public policy, and climate change in the Canadian Arctic. Prior to her studies at Yale, Sappho worked at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics on multi-year National Institutes of Health and Wellcome Trust grants mapping the safe, ethical inclusion of pregnant women in the HIV/AIDS and Zika clinical research pipelines. Before that, she was a Richard D. Lombard ‘53 Public Service Fellow at Dartmouth College based in Nunavut, Canada, where she was partnered with a local suicide prevention organization exploring mental health practices in three communities. Sappho earned her Master’s in Public Health from Dartmouth and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in political science. She holds dual citizenship with the United States of America and Greece.