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Guaranteed Income and Health Consortium

The Guaranteed Income (GI) and Health Consortium at Hopkins is focused on providing technical assistance and setting the landscape for Guaranteed Income and health, developing a conference grant together. In an era where disparities in health equity are brought to the forefront, we will be advancing efforts to extend the opportunity to attain the highest level of health. 

As part of the Guaranteed Income Consortium Initiative, our goals are:

  • Convene with health experts who are committed to addressing poverty as a fundamental cause of health. 
  • Evaluate and consult GI pilots across the US about how to incorporate health into their data collection, analyze, and report on those data.
  • Advance the scholarship and build the scientific evidence for GI’s impacts on health and health equity.


Consortium Leadership

Lorraine Dean, ScD

Co-Chair, Guaranteed Income and Health Consortium
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology

Lorraine Dean







Sevly Snguon

Co-Chair, Guaranteed Income and Health Consortium
PhD Student
Department of Epidemiology

Sevly Snguon








Kamini Narendra Reddy

Coordinator, Guaranteed Income and Health Consortium
Research Assistant
Department of Epidemiology

Kamini Reddy







Consortium Members


Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD 
University of California San Francisco, Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) 

Dr. Fichenberg is interested in helping support evaluation of health care impacts and can be reached at .

Michelle Nakphong, PhD 
University of California San Francisco 

Dr. Nakphong is a social epidemiologist and a current postdoc at UCSF whose research focuses on minoritized groups and is interested in housing instability and inclusionary policies. She is currently working with the Black Economic Equity Movement (BEEM) organization (, an NIH-funded GI project, providing 12 months of GI for low-income to Black young adults in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. The evaluation examines the following outcomes: investment in the future (education, job training), mental health, and sexual/reproductive health service use.  Dr. Nakphong can be reached at .

Sarah Berger Gonzales

Sarah Berger Gonzalez 
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago 

Ms. Berger Gonzalez works with Chapin Hall, an organization that utilizes rigorous research to generate evidence-based findings for improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities, especially those experiencing disproportionate exposure to adversity. Sarah can be reached at

Paul Shafer

Paul Shafer, PhD 
Boston University 

Dr. Shafer's GI research focuses on the 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion under the American Rescue Plan Act. His team found that its introduction in July 2021 decreased food insufficiency among households with children by 26% and later that its expiration at the end of 2021 gave back that progress, resulting in a corresponding 25% increase by July 2022. More can be found on Paul and his research at

Dr. Shafer can be reached at and his Twitter handle is


Allison Bovell-Ammon 
Children's HealthWatch 

Ms. Bovell-Ammon works with Children's HealthWatch, an organization that conducts research and advocacy related to the expansion of the CTC, and leads the statewide coalition in Massachusetts working to expand the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and CTC into a guaranteed income. They are also working with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to inform a randomized trial of GI for low-income families of children receiving cancer treatment.  

Ms. Bovell-Ammon can be reached at and her Twitter handle is

William Goedel

William Goedel, PhD 
Brown University 

Dr. Goedel is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on how past and present policy decisions in housing, labor, and education shape the neighborhoods we live, work, and place in. He is interested in guaranteed income as an approach to improving community resilience in the context of future pandemics and other emergencies.  

Dr. Goedel can be reached at  and his Twitter handle is   

Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson

Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, PhD MHS 
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health 

Dr. Jennings Mayo-Wilson’s research examines economic and structural causes of sexual and reproductive health disparities and how income and other asset-based interventions can be used to mitigate these disparities. More on Dr. Jennings Mayo-Wilson’s research can be found at

Dr. Jennings Mayo-Wilson can be reached at  

Zoe Bouchelle

Zoe Bouchelle, MD 
University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Dr. Bouchelle is a pediatrician and health services researcher focused on reducing the negative impacts of poverty on the health and well-being of children and families. Dr. Bouchelle's prior work has examined the impact of the CTC on food insufficiency in lower-income households and explored interventions to address poverty-related social needs through the healthcare system. Dr. Bouchelle's current and future work examines the impact of unconditional cash transfers and other income support on the health and well-being of children and their families.  

Dr. Bouchelle can be reached at bouchellez@chop.edu (Twitter), and  (LinkedIn) 


Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD 
Michigan State University 

Dr. Hanna-Attisha works with the community and national partners, and is leading the "Rx Kids" effort in Flint, Michigan to address maternal and infant economic instability through the city-wide provision of prenatal (one-time) and infancy (monthly from 0-12 months) unconditional cash allowances.  

More on “Rx Kids” can be found at  

Dr. Hanna-Attisha can be reached at and (Twitter) 

Catherine Ettman

Catherine K. Ettman, PhD  
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Dr. Catherine Ettman explores the social and economic forces that shape population mental health, and policies that can reduce mental health disparities. More on Dr. Ettman can be found at   

Dr. Ettman can be reached at

Lorraine Dean

Lorraine Dean, PhD 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Dr. Dean is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on using GI to disrupt structural racism and economic inequality. As a member of the Baltimore Guaranteed Income Steering Committee, she is helping to evaluate health outcomes of Baltimore's pilot project participants using both quantitative and qualitative data collection. 

Dr. Dean can be reached at and (Twitter)

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Ettinger de Cuba has worked on advocacy related to the EITC, CTC, and income-related issues for many years. She is a co-PI of a mixed methods study of the impact of the advance CTC on the health and well-being of families with young children, with a particular focus on families of color and immigrant families. This study also explored structural barriers to the advance CTC. In addition, Dr. Ettinger de Cuba has also co-authored two nationally representative studies on the CTC and food insufficiency (decrease in food insufficiency after the implementation of the advanced CTC and increase in food insufficiency after its expiration) and is currently developing several other GI-focused projects.  More on the project can be found at

Dr. Ettinger de Cuba can be reached at and,   (Twitter)