Our Team

Our Leadership

Our Researchers

Francis Anagbonu

he/him/his

Research Associate

Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies

The Ohio State University

Aalap Bommaraju

they/them/theirs

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Thembi Carr

she/her/hers

Cincinnati-Based Independent Consultant

John Casterline

he/him/his

Lazarus Professor

Department of Sociology

The Ohio State University

Cynthia Colen

she/her/hers

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

The Ohio State University

Lisa Frazier

she/her/hers

Research Specialist

Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies

The Ohio State University

Maria Gallo

she/her/hers

Professor

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Jennifer Glaser

she/her/hers

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of English

University of Cincinnati

Priya Gursahaney

she/her/hers

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Cincinnati

Kristin Harlow

she/her/hers

Research Specialist

Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies

The Ohio State University

Sarah Hayford

she/her/hers

Professor

Department of Sociology

The Ohio State University

Rudy Hightower II

he/him/his

Senior Lecturer

College of Social Work

The Ohio State University

Jessie Hill

she/her/hers

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law

School of Law

Case Western Reserve University

Ayaz Hyder

he/him/his

Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

The Ohio State University

Lisa Keder

she/her/hers

Vice Chair and Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Ohio State University

Courtney Kerestes

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Ohio State University

Michelle McGowan

she/her/hers

Research Professor

Division of General and Community Pediatrics and Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati

Saira Nawaz

she/her/hers

Research Evaluator

Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies

The Ohio State University

Abby Norris Turner

she/her/hers

Professor

Division of Infectious Diseases and Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Carolette Norwood

she/her/hers

Professor

Department of Sociology and Criminology

Howard University

Tamika Odum

she/her/hers

Associate Professor

Department of Behavioral Science

University of Cincinnati

Meredith Pensak

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Cincinnati

Katherine Rivlin

she/her/hers

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Ohio State University

Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson

she/her/hers

Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Mikaela Smith

she/her/hers

Research Scientist

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

Program Staff

Trainees

Kayla Alvis

she/her/hers

PhD student

Rural Sociology

The Ohio State University

Cynthia Beavin

they/them

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Sarah Bostic

they/them/theirs or she/her/hers

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Jeremy Brenner-Levoy

they/them/theirs

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Molly Broscoe

she/her/hers

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Payal Chakraborty

she/her/hers

Ph.D. Student

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Shibani Chettri

she/her/hers

Ph.D. Student

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Danielle Czarnecki

she/her/hers

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Victoria El-Hayek

she/her/hers

M.D. Student

College of Medicine

The Ohio State University

Claire Forrestal

she/her/hers

B.S. Student

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

Jacob Kepes

he/him/his

MA/Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

The Ohio State University

Emily Kim

she/her/hers

M.D. Student

College of Medicine

University of Cincinnati

Lydia Kotowski

she/her/hers

JD/MHA Student

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

Kaiting Lang

she/her/hers

Ph.D. Student

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Annie McGhee

she/her/hers

PhD Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Kelsey Mello

she/her/hers or they/them/theirs

M.A. Student

Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

University of Cincinnati

Zoe Muzyczka

they/them/theirs

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Rosa Negash

she/her/hers

Graduate Student

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

Emily Neiman

she/her/hers

PhD student and Clinical Instructor of Practice

College of Nursing

The Ohio State University

Dennis Pales

he/him/his

B.Sc. Student

College of Arts and Sciences

The Ohio State University

Hannah Piscalko

she/her/hers

PhD Student

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

Shreekari Tadepalli

she/her/hers

M.D. Student

College of Medicine

Ohio State University

Taylor Tomu

she/her/hers

PhD Student

Department of Anthropology

The Ohio State University

Former Team Members