Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has been appointed by Gov.Larry Hogan to serve on the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term created by the death of Board member Roger Hayden. She will officially join the Board as soon as she can be sworn in by the Clerk of the County. County courts are officially closed through Friday, May 1.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Hager as she joins the Board,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “I am certain that the Board will benefit from her unique perspectives as a parent and as a health and higher education professional.”
Hager holds faculty appointments in the UMSOM departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health and is the director of the UMSOM Program in Health Equity and Population Health. In her research, she implements and evaluates strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children in schools and communities. Since 2018, she has served as the elected chair of the Maryland State School Health Council. Hager (formerly Sterner) graduated from Lansdowne High School in 1996 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland) and a doctorate in human nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She lives in Catonsville with her husband and three children who attend BCPS elementary, middle, and high schools.
“We eagerly await welcoming Dr. Hager to the Board,” said Board Chair Kathleen Causey. “Her multiple connections to the school system – as a graduate, a parent, and as an advocate for children’s health – will enrich our discussions and decision-making.”