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Marlena Kuhn

Marlena Kuhn, MPH

Marlena Kuhn is an Evaluation Research Assistant within the UNC Center for Health Equity Research for the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program. She earned her MPH from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2021 and … Continued

Bola Yusuf

Bola Bilikis Yusuf, MBBS, MPH

Bola Bilikis Yusuf is a Research Assistant with RADx-UP (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations). She earned a medical degree from Nigeria and a Master of Public Health (with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health) from the University of South … Continued

Amanda Souto

Amanda Ribas Rietti Souto, MPH

Amanda Ribas Rietti Souto, MPH, is a Research Program Manager at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research on the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) grant. Her research interests in experience are in health disparities research, health equity for … Continued

Jabari Myles

Jabari Myles, M.S.

Jabari Myles serves as a Statistician on the Evaluation Team on the Say Yes! COVID Test grant for the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. Previously, he has consulted across a number of industries, including pharmaceutics, transportation, electrical engineering and … Continued

Karla Rascon-Garcia

Karla Rascon-Garcia

Karla Rascon-Garcia is working on her Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. She joined CHER in 2021, fusing her quantitative skills with her passion for alleviating public health burdens among the most disadvantaged. Her background started with … Continued

Abisola Osinuga, Ph.D., MPH

Abisola Osinuga is an Associate Evaluator of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her Ph.D. in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa. Her research … Continued

Jessica Herling, MS

Jessica Herling (she/her) serves as a Research Program Manager with the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Virginia Tech. Jessica earned her MS … Continued

Madison R. Walker

Madison is a current Master of Public Health (MPH) student in the department of Health Behavior at UNC. She graduated from Indiana University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Afterward, she worked in program evaluation for a … Continued

Tammy Jacobs

Tammy Jacobs is a Community Engagement Specialist with the New IDEAS study.  She brings a wealth of knowledge with a background in low income housing.  Previously she has worked with low income residents in public housing community developments in Durham … Continued

Phil Horn, MSW, MPH

Phil Horn serves as the Operations Director for the Community Engagement Core on the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) grant for the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. His experience includes project management for several federally-funded SAMHSA research and service … Continued

Lia Garman, MPH

Lia Garman serves as an Evaluation Research Assistant for the RADx-UP (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics – Underserved Populations) program at CHER, as well as on the Abacus Evaluation Team. She recently completed her MPH at UNC in the Department of … Continued

Roger Williams, MA, MPH

Roger Williams serves as a Research Assistant with RADx-UP. He completed his MPH in Epidemiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in 2021. During his MPH, he provided project support to … Continued

Madelene Travis

Madelene Travis is a site coordinator of the JCOIN TCN-Paths study at the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab. She graduated from Colorado College in 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology, with a focus on the sociology of health and medicine. … Continued

Forrest Behne

Forrest Behne is a policy analyst at the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab. In 2014, he earned a BS in Biology from Washington & Lee University and had spent six years in the beer industry as a brewer and microbiologist. … Continued

Addie Coleman

Addie Coleman is a Research Assistant with the UNC Re-Envisioning Health & Justice Lab. She works with The COVID Prison Project. Coleman is a Ph.D. student in the department of Health Policy and Management at UNC. She graduated with honors … Continued

Angela Benson

Angela Benson is a Research Assistant at the Center for Health Equity Research in the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab. She received her B.A. in anthropology and public health from the University of Rochester in 2019. Her undergraduate research activities … Continued

Gabrielle Schust, BA

Gabrielle Schust is a first-year Master of Public Health Student in the Global Health concentration at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She received her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from the Croft Institute for International Studies … Continued

Patrick Matherly

Patrick Matherly is a data engineer at the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab. He graduated from UNC in 2017 with a B.A. in Computer Science. Prior to joining the lab, Patrick worked in affordable housing at NYC Housing Preservation and … Continued

Maura Drewry, MPH

Maura Drewry (she/her/hers) serves as a Social/Clinical Research Assistant for the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her MPH in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2020, and she earned her BS … Continued

Nastacia Pereira, MPH

Nastacia Pereira (she/her/hers) is a Research Specialist in the RISE lab and helps to support various ongoing projects in the lab from monitoring study progress to data analysis. Nastacia earned her MPH in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of … Continued

Chris Corsi

Chris Corsi

Chris Corsi serves as a research assistant at the Center for Health Equity Research. Previously, he has worked in health promotion, education, and prevention of violence and disease. In 2018, he earned his BA in psychology from the University of … Continued

Mariah Cowell, MSW

Mariah Cowell is a Research Assistant for the Center for Health Equity Research in a the Health & Justice Lab. Her past work experience includes community engaged research, project management, and program evaluation.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social … Continued

Jenny Williams, PhD

Jenny Williams earned her PhD in anthropology in 2013 from the University of Kentucky.  Her research interests focus on the biological and social causes and consequences of health inequity, particularly for under-served populations.  Jenny has worked in a variety of … Continued

Nicole Robinson-Ezekwe

Nicole Robinson-Ezekwe, MA, MPH

Nicole Robinson-Ezekwe serves as a Project Coordinator for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Health Equity Research. She received her MPH in Health Behavior in 2016 from UNC. Nicole has previously earned a B.S. from the University of Maryland, … Continued