Hannah Stewart, MPH

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

Master of Public Health in Global Health Leadership, University of Southern California

B.Sc. In Psychology, Baylor University

Certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations, Johns Hopkins University

Professional Experiences and Interests

Hannah is an emerging global health professional. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Baylor University and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern California. She also holds a Certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations from John Hopkins University. Hannah’s professional goals center around advancing mental health as a human right and studying mental health outcomes associated with disasters. Prior to receiving her public health training, Hannah worked in neurophysiology research at the addiction neuroscience lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Most recently, Hannah worked on a program localizing the Sustainable Development Goals to Los Angeles, in an effort to better monitor and address homelessness with the city. During this time Hannah was a guest lecturer in Occidental College’s social entrepreneurship program and served as an expert panelist on homelessness and human rights

Dayton Kimbark

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

B.Sc. in Environmental Studies (Biology minor) Candidate, Northern Illinois University

Professional Experience and Interests

Dayton is an undergraduate student at Northern Illinois University majoring in Environmental Studies. His professional interests include water contamination and the environment. Prior to starting his bachelors, he worked for an environmental firm that treats aquatic plant and algae species.

Diana Garcia, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

Master of Public Health Candidate (Health Promotion emphasis), Northern Illinois University

B.S. in Nutrition, Health, and Wellness, Northern Illinois University

Professional Experience and Interests

Diana is a Master of Public Health candidate at Northern Illinois University where she focuses on Health Promotion. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Health, and Wellness at NIU. Diana is passionate about improving the quality of life of those in low-income countries and for progressive health policy. In February 2018, she was able to meet with Congress members in Washington D.C. through the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to push for legislation such as Medicare-for-all. Most recently, Diana completed a training program with New American Leaders (NAL) to gain the tools and knowledge to better equip herself for if/when she decides to run for a leadership position to influence health policy.

Harris Rosenblum, MPL/MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

Master of Planning/Master of Public Health candidate, University of Southern California

B.A. in Sociology, Tulane University

Professional Experience and Interests

Harris is a graduate student from the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a dual master’s degree in planning and public health. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Tulane University. Harris is interested in how land use and the built environment, particularly housing, impact community health. Prior to starting his master’s program, he completed an AmeriCorps term building and repairing homes after natural disasters. In Los Angeles, he has worked as a research assistant at USC’s Center for Social Innovation analyzing housing policy and its impacts on homelessness; In addition, he interned for an L.A. based public health consulting company and for Los Angeles County’s Office of Diversion and Re-entry.

Celine Taylor

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

B.S. in Public Health candidate (Environmental Health emphasis), Northern Illinois University

Professional Experience and Interests

Celine is an undergraduate student at Northern Illinois University majoring in public health with an emphasis in environmental health. Her professional interests include occupational health and hazards in the work environment. 

William Jardell, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

Master of Public Health candidate (Global Health emphasis), University of Southern California

B.S. in Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University

Professional Experience and Interests

 William is a Master of Public Health candidate at the University of Southern California where he focuses in Global Health. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. He currently works at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and his professional interests include climate change and its affect on human health.

Jacqueline Bell, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Education

Master of Public Health Candidate: Health Services and Policy, University of Southern California

B.S Psychology, Towson University

Professional Experience and Interests

Jacqueline Bell  is a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate at the University of Southern California, where she focuses on Health Services and Policy. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University  and currently works as a project coordinator for the non-profit organization, Hope of Guinea. In May 2018, Jacqueline had the opportunity to attend the 71st World Health Assembly as a delegate of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, in addition to serving as a young public health professional for the first WHO Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) consultation. Jacqueline has interests in noncommunicable disease prevention and policy implementation.

Dr. Emmanuel Owobu, MSc Global Health

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

Nigerian

Education

MSc Global eHealth, University of Edinburgh

Professional Experience and Interests

D.r Emmanuel is a Medical doctor, social entrepreneur and mobile health enthusiast with passion in public health, research, ehealth and ICT4D. He is particularly interested in solving social problems in communities using ICT, ranging from healthcare to access to education and finances. As co-founder of MOBicure, he has learnt skills varying from project development, deployment, project management, content development, capacity building and team management amongst others. A lover of new technologies and innovative trends as well as always seeking to improve skills with every project done.

Dr. Chukwuyem Ekhator, MBBS, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

Nigerian

Residence

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Language

English

Education

  

Masters of Public Health (Health Promotion), Northern Illinois University -Class of 2018

Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS, 2013) University of Benin Nigeria

  

Professional Experience and Interests

  

Chukwuyem (aka Chuks) is a Medical Doctor from Nigeria where he worked with underserved population managing Labor, Delivery and Family medicine. His primary research focus is on Maternal and child health. Chukwuyem’s current research is on the Effect of Maternal health literacy on child health in Nigeria. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in Community and Workforce Education at Kishwaukee College Illinois


Devin Metoyer, MPH

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Title

Research Coordinator and GEH LAB Research Scholar (2018)

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

Master’s of Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

B. Sc. Biology (Natural Science concentration), Northwestern State University

  

Professional Experience and Interests

Devin’s professional experience includes: Research assistant at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine developing HIV interventions as well as researching population dynamics of gravid mosquitoes. Devin’s current research interest are infectious diseases, environmental health, and the relationship that they share.  


Hannah Speaks, MSPH

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2018)

B.S. Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, University of North Alabama

Professional Experience and Interests

Hannah's professional experience includes: Completing previous corporate internships as an Industrial Hygienist, Ambassador for the Ear Peace Foundation. Her research experiences have dealt with measuring and interpreting occupational and environmental exposures, with particular interest in airborne and inorganic chemical exposures. 

Ryan Sutherland, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

New Haven, CT,  United States

Language

English

Education

MPH, Yale University '20 

B.S. in Biology, Emory University 

B.A. in Music Performance, Emory University 



Professional Experience and Interests

After completing his Masters in Public Health at Yale University,  Ryan wishes to pursue an MD/Ph.D. in Public Health  with a focus in global health and tropical medicine. He is particularly interested in researching and proposing new strategies to combat neglected tropical diseases and non-communicable diseases like cancers and heart disease as a result of prolonged alcoholism and smoking, etc., as well as designing innovative public health campaigns to promote sexual health among sexual minorities in resource-poor settings, particularly populations in South America and Indonesia. In the future, he aims to work as a field epidemiologist and physician. 

Adwight Risbud, MD/MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

M.D./M.P.H., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ‘21

B.S. Human Biology, University of Southern California

B.A. Religion, University of Southern California  

  

Professional Experience and Interests

Adwight is a medical student pursuing a dual degree in medicine and public health. Prior to starting medical school, he worked as a research assistant in a diversity of disciplines, including environmental health, gerontology, and religious studies. He has also worked in medical clinics alongside physicians to provide nutritional and lifestyle counseling for underserved patient populations. Adwight’s current interests include head and neck cancer prevention and developing strategies to promote smoking cessation in high-risk patients.

Alexandria Sasha Sarkar, MD., MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

M.D./M.P.H., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ‘21 

B.S. Microbiology & Immunology, University of Miami 

  


Professional Experience and Interests

Alexandria is an MD/MPH candidate at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. As a medical student, she works with DOCS Health Fairs, serving Florida communities in need. Her previous experiences include a FIMRC medical mission in Peru, Projects Abroad medical intern and volunteer in Sri Lanka, and drug addiction psychiatry research in California, resulting in publications in the Open Journal of Psychiatry. Her research interests include healthy public environments and tobacco control policy and implementation. 

Jack Louis, MPH

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

Master’s of Public Health (Epidemiology), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,
B.Sc. Health Science Business Administration, University of Miami

Professional Experience and Interests

Jack's professional experience includes: Researcher for Pediatric Mobile Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miler School of Medicine and UROSE Project Ambassador, Department of Psychology, University of Miami. Jack's current research interests include population level infectious disease transmission (e.g. vector-borne & water-borne) and program evaluation & health economics.

Lee Lay Hoon, MSc

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

Malaysian

Residence

Malaysia

Language

English, Malay, Chinese

Education

M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Science Malaysia, B.Sc. Chemistry, National University of Malaysia

Professional Experience and Interests

Ley Lay Hoon's professional experiences include being a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, and work as a Senior Manager, Field Work Management, Eurofins NM Laboratory Sdn Bhd

Seda Kojoyan, MA

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Title

GEH LAB Research Scholar

Nationality

Armenian

Residence

Geneva, Switzerland

Language

English, Russian, Armenian, French, Spanish

Education

MA International Affairs (with focus on environmental governance), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, BA Economics, International Development. University of Maryland, USA.

Professional Experience and Interests

Seda's professional experience includes Evaluation specialist, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis as well as a range of international NGO and think tank experience.