Rebecca McLaren, MD, MPH

Research Associate

Rebecca McLaren, MD MPH, is Affiliate Faculty and a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics in the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program. With past experience in both clinical medicine and farming, her interest now is on understanding health, nutrition, food systems, and the complicated relationships between them as well as how we can create food systems that are sustainable and nutrition-sensitive. She is passionate about food access and working to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food that is produced sustainably. She received her MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins, the latter in the Global Environmental Sustainability and Health concentration where she focused on how food systems impact both human and environmental health.


  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • MPH, Global Environmental Sustainability and Health concentration, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health