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HBS Doctoral Students — Last Names A-M

Learn about our doctoral students' interests, research, and more. Last names A-M.

Fernanda Alonso

About

Fernanda Alonso

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2018
Previous degrees: Master of Laws in Global Health Law (Georgetown University); Bachelor of Laws (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Drug policy; harm reduction; tobacco control; food policy; law and public health; regulation of NCD risk factors

Dissertation proposal title: The role of Structural Stigma in the Regulation and Implementation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Maryland

Selected publications:

Courses taught:

  • Policy Interventions for Human Behavior Change
  • Public Health Perspectives on U.S. Drug Policy
  • Children, Media, and Health
  • Using Software in Qualitative Research and Analysis

Contact

Email: falonso1@jhmi.edu
Advisor: Joanna Cohen, PhD


Zachary Catanzarite

About

Zachary Catanzarite

Pronouns: He/him/his; they/them/theirs
Year entered: 2016
Previous degrees: Master of Arts in Psychology (New York University); Master of Arts in Sociology (University of Florida); Bachelor of Science (University of Florida)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Interests incorporate psychology, sociology, economics and public health; global health, health disparities, injury and violence prevention, and public mental health; intersection of socioeconomic inequality, social support, and mental health; how race, gender, men and masculinities, and political economy shape suicide, violence, and oppression; advanced methods and analyses 

Dissertation proposal title: Suicide ideation in a community sample of Blacks in Baltimore, MD

Selected publications:

Courses taught:

  • Health and Homelessness
  • Psychosocial Factors in Health and Illness

Contact

Email: zcatanz1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Carl Latkin, PhD


Catherine Clair

About

Catherine Clair

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Health Science (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Music Performance (Case Western Reserve University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: The triadic care relationship (i.e., patient, caregiver, and clinician) and how those three parties impact health outcomes and communication

Selected publications:

Contact

Email: cclair1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Amy Knowlton, ScD


Carmen Cronin

About

Carmen Cronin

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2018
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health (Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Health communication; global health; program evaluation; evaluation research; participatory research; social norms; gender; violence; maternal and child health; adolescent health

Selected publications: 

Courses taught:

  • Contemporary Social Movements in Public Health
  • Sociological Perspectives on Health 
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Communication
  • Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice 
  • Health Communication Programs 1: Planning and Strategic Design 
  • Health Communication Programs II: Implementation and Evaluation

Contact

Email: ccroni10@jhmi.edu
Advisors: Stella Babalola, PhD; Douglas Storey, PhD


Carolyn Ellison

About

Carolyn Ellison

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2019
Previous degrees: Master of Public Policy (University of Maryland, College Park); Bachelor of Arts in Economics (University of Maryland, College Park)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Role of interpersonal interactions in public assistance enrollment trends, enrollment experiences, and health outcomes of public assistance recipients; impact of welfare stigma, discrimination, workload/caseload management, program prioritization, and policy changes

Contact

Email: celliso5@jh.edu
Advisor: Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD


Evan Eschliman

About

Evan Eschliman

Pronouns: He/him/his
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Science (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health); Bachelor of Arts (University of Chicago)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Culturally and structurally responsive stigma interventions; social policy and development; dissemination and implementation science; global mental health; health, power, and status disparities; mixed methods research; aging and health of older adults

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: eeschli1@jh.edu
Advisor: Michelle Kaufman, PhD


Shannon Fuller

About

Shannon Fuller

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2021
Previous degrees: Master of Science in Global Health (University of California, San Francisco); Bachelor of Science in Biology (Rhodes College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Multi-level interventions; implementation science and evaluation research; peer support; community health; access to and engagement in care; patient-provider communication; stigma reduction; law and policy; local and global health

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: sfulle14@jhu.edu
Advisor: Jill Owczarzak, PhD


Darriel Harris

About

Year entered: 2015

Contact

Email: dharr119@jhu.edu


Amelia Jamison

About

Amelia Jamison

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (University of Maryland); Master of Applied Anthropology (University of Maryland); Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and History (Pennsylvania State University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Health misinformation; vaccine acceptance; health equity

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: ajamiso5@jhmi.edu
Advisor: Rajiv Rimal, PhD


Bee-Ah Kang

About

Bee-Ah Kang

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2021 
Previous degrees: Master of Science in Public Health (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Master of Arts in Communication (Seoul National University), Bachelor of Arts in Communication (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Social determinants of health; health communication; global health; social norms; gender; program evaluation; mHealth/eHealth intervention; maternal and child health; mixed methods; multilevel approaches to health behavior change

Selected publications: 

​​​​​​​Courses Taught

  • Qualitative Data Analysis Qualitative Research Theory and Methods

Contact

Email: beeah.kang@jhu.edu
Advisor: Rajiv Rimal, PhD


Edwina Kisanga

About

Edwina Kisanga

Pronouns: They/them/theirs
Year entered: 2021
Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (Yale University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Structural determinants of health, intersectionality, transgender healthcare, reproductive justice, qualitative methods

Contact

Email: ekisang1@jhmi.edu
Advisors: Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD


Laura Kroart

About

Laura Kroart

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2017
Previous degrees: Master of Health Science (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Community Health (Tufts University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Substance use, opioids, policy interventions, youth culture, new media, social media

Courses taught:

  • Contemporary Social Movements in Public Health

Contact

Email: lkroart1@jhu.edu
Advisors: Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD; Danielle German, PhD


Chenery Lowe

About

Chenery Lowe

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2019
Previous degrees: Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Bachelor of Arts (Kenyon College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Patient-provider communication, genetic counseling, genomics, educational interventions, clinical training, implicit bias, healthcare equity, health literacy

Dissertation proposal title: A Remote Web-Based Approach to Assessing and Developing Genetic Counseling Students' Patient-Centered Communication Skills

Selected publications: 

Courses taught:

  • Health Literacy: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Communication
  • Interpersonal Influence in Medical Care

Contact

Email: clowe7@jhu.edu
Advisors: Debra Roter, DrPH; Sara Benjamin Neelon, PhD


Kristy Marynak

About

Kristy Marynak

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2019
Previous degrees: Master of Public Policy (Duke University); Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Davidson College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Youth tobacco prevention and tobacco industry monitoring

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: kmaryna1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Meghan Bridgid Moran, PhD


Kiara Mayhand

About

Kiara Mayhand

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2021
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Health Analytics (The College of New Jersey), Bachelor of Science (The College of New Jersey)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Racial health disparities, structural and environmental inequities, maternal and child health

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: kmayhan1@jhu.edu
Advisors: Lisa Cooper, MD; Janice Bowie, PhD


Obie McNair

About

Obie McNair

Pronouns: He/him/his
Year entered: 2019
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, emphasis in Public Relations (Tougaloo College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Black men's health and health disparities; HIV/STIs among members of the LGBTQ+ community

Courses taught:

  • Critcal Issues in Health Disparities

Contact

Email: omcnair1@jh.edu
Advisor: Roland J. Thorpe Jr., PhD