NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was sworn in on Thursday morning by the Baltimore County Clerk of the Court as the newest member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to fill the remainder of the term created by the death of Board member Roger Hayden.
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.