John Merriman joined the Institute and CoRAL as a fellow in the Harvard Medical School General Medicine and Primary Care program. Prior to joining the Institute, John attended medical school at the University of Alabama and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University where he participated in the Centers of Excellence program for primary care. He then completed a Chief Resident year at Case, focusing on Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) education for residents. He will be working with Jason Block during his fellowship and is interested in obesity medicine, vulnerable populations, and barriers to care. In his spare time, John enjoys hiking, playing bocce, and tacos.