Student Research Team Members

Current Research Team Members

Siwaar Abouhala is a rising sophomore at Tufts University where she is studying Arabic, community health, and sociology.

Iman Ali is a junior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health.

Yoann Sophie Antoine, MPH, is a public health professional with ample expertise in community outreach, substance use and misuse, health education, survey development, data analysis and environmental health.

Keri Carvalho is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Psychosocial Determinants of Health Labin the Department of Community Health at Tufts University. Her research primarily uses quantitative methods to examine the role of psychosocial stress (e.g. discrimination, financial strain, relationship strain) on health outcomes, with a particular focus on obesity.

Lauren Cohen is a junior at Tufts University studying Biology and Child Study and Human Development with a concentration in Child and Family Health.

Shubhecchha Dhaurali is a first-generation undegraduate student at Tufts University originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently on the pre-medical track double-majoring in Community Health and Spanish with aspirations to enroll in an MD-PhD program after college.

Eimaan Anwar is a junior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health and Biology. For most of her life she was raised in Bahrain, a small island in the Middle East.

Paige Feyock is a rising junior at Wellesley College double majoring in Sociology and Africana Studies on the pre-medicine track.

Leah Franklin is a first year Health Sciences Master’s student at Towson University. She graduated with a degree in Psychology, a minor in Africana Studies, with an emphasis in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2019.

Lauren Harris is an international public health advocate who is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention in minority populations. Lauren currently serves as the Program Coordinator of a federal teen pregnancy prevention program, HYPE 3.0 where her team delivers evidence-based programming to youth at high-risk of engaging in risky behaviors in high schools throughout Harris County, TX.

Rachel Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in Community health and is a candidate for a masters’ degree in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine’s Public Health Programs.

Anna Kheyfets is a first-year MD/MPH student at the Tufts University School of Medicine born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the University of Chicago in March of 2019, where she majored in Anthropology and Biology.

Marwah Kiani is an undergraduate student at Tufts University,studying Community Health and Religion on the pre-medical track. Born and raised in the Bronx, she was lucky enough to be a part of Prep for Prep, a pipeline program geared towards low-middle class children of color in NYC.

Blessing Lawrence is a Data Coordinator at Partners in Health and also serves as a Research Associate for Amaka Consulting & Evaluation Services. She earned her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Tufts University School of Medicine.

Inricka Liburd is a third year Direct Entry Nursing student in the Women’s Health and Adult Primary Care track at the MGH Institute for Health Professions. She is passionate about maternal health disparities, and looks forward to a career in Midwifery.

Pegah Maleki, MSW is student at the University of Pennsylvania completing her dual graduate masters degree in public health, with the expected graduation date of May 2021. She is a part-time research assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PolicyLab focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and an associate board member of Covenant House, Philadelphia.

Brenna Miller is an MPH Candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine and holds a BS in Psychology from Clemson University.

Alison Moky is an MPH candidate at Tufts Medical School with a concentration in Health Management and Policy.

Smita Nayak is a rising sophomore at Tufts University studying Community Health and Womens, Gender, & Sexuality Studies on the pre-med track.

Kelechi Offor is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Biopsychology. She is originally from Nigeria, but currently lives in Atlanta, GA. Kelechi aspires to pursue an MPH and become an OB/GYN to implement effective ways to improve Black maternal mortality rates.

Divine Ogieva is a sophomore at Tufts University. She is a first-generation Nigerian woman and a proud New Yorker.

Beverly Udegbe is a current undergraduate student at Tufts University majoring in Community Health on the Pre-Medical track.

Melissa Wu holds a BS in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego and is a MPH candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she is expected to graduate Spring 2021.

Former Research Team Members

Julie Attys is currently a graduate student at Boston University School of Public Health, pursuing Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation with a concentration in Infectious Disease.
Kristin Garrett is a  Master of Public Health in Urban Health Student at Northeastern University.
Nathanaelle “Onyi” Ibeziako is a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Leann Louis is a fourth year, first generation Haitian-American medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine simultaneously pursuing a Master’s in Public Health.

Kassandra Petit is a Master of Science in Nursing Student, Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing, at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Celsea Tibbitt is pursuing a PhD at Northeastern University and she currently practices as a nurse case manager at Health Innovations.

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