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Students

HBS Doctoral Students — Last Names N-Z

Learn about our doctoral students' interests, research, and more. Last names N-Z.


Danielle Nestadt

About

Danielle Nestadt

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2017
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health (Columbia University); Master of Social Work (University of Maryland); Bachelor of Arts (Brown University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Structural determinants of health, empowerment, female sex workers, children and families, case management/service access for marginalized populations

Dissertation proposal title: Empowerment among street-recruited female sex workers in Baltimore, Maryland: Implications for HIV prevention

Selected publications: 

Courses taught:

  • Baltimore Community Practicum

Contact

Email: dnestadt@jhu.edu
Advisor: Susan Gail Sherman, PhD


Amelia Noor-Oshiro

About

Amelia Noor-Oshiro

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2017
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health);  Bachelor of Arts (University of California, Los Angeles College of Letters and Science)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Social determinants of health, mental health inequities and disparities, minority mental health, psychosocial stress, suicide, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, faith minorities (Muslim), discrimination, stigma, trauma and violence, intersectionality, oppression, life course perspective methods and approaches, community-based participatory research, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, mixed methods, multi-level socioecological approaches

Dissertation proposal title: Intersectional Stigma, Belongingness, and Suicide: A Novel Approach for Minority Mental Health

Courses taught:

  • Islamophobia & Health
  • Islamophobia & Mental Health
  • Minority Mental Health
  • Introduction to Campaigning and Organizing for Public Health
  • Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research: Principles and Methods 

Contact

Email: anooros1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Carl Latkin, PhD


Stella Park

About

Year entered: 2015

Contact

Email: spark120@jhu.edu


Meagan Robichaud

About

Meagan Robichaud

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health in Health Behavior (University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health); Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Wake Forest University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Impact of tobacco control policies on tobacco use behavior and health disparities; impact of state and local marijuana policies on risk perceptions, substance use behavior, and health disparities; impact of communications, including marketing, for both tobacco and marijuana products on risk perceptions and substance use behavior, particularly among youth

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: mrobich3@jhu.edu
Advisor: Ryan David Kennedy, PhD


Joelle Robinson

About

Joelle Robinson

Pronouns: She/her/hers/beloved
Year entered: 2018
Previous degrees: Master of Health Science (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health); Bachelor of Arts (Spelman College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Food systems, food sovereignty, health equity, community-led and community-informed program and policy development

Contact

Email: jrobi142@jh.edu
Advisor: Roland J. Thorpe Jr., PhD


Laura Sisson

About

Laura Sisson

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2019
Previous degrees: Master of Science in Social Work, Advanced Clinical Practice (Columbia University); Master of Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences (Columbia University); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Russian Literature (Cornell University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Structural vulnerability, mental health, substance use, social policy

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: lsisson4@jhmi.edu
Advisor: Susan Gail Sherman, PhD


Torra Spillane

About

Torra Spillane

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health); Bachelor of Arts (Reed College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Tobacco control, marijuana control, policy implementation and impact

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: tspilla1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Joanna Cohen, PhD


 

Carla Tilchin

About

Carla Tilchin

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Science Public Health (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bachelor of Science (Bates College)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Racial health disparities, community-informed research, translational research, social determinants of health, impacts of institutional racism

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: ctilchi1@jhmi.edu
Advisors: Carl Latkin, PhD; Cui Yang, PhD


Samantha Tsang

About

Year entered: 2015

Contact

Email: stsang@jhu.edu


Tuo-Yen Tseng

About

Year entered: 2015

Contact

Email: tuoyen@jhu.edu


Mudia Uzzi

About

Mudia Uzzi

Pronouns: He/him/his
Year entered: 2018
Previous degrees: Master of Science in Control of Infectious Diseases (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Structural drivers of community violence and trauma, spatial analysis, influence of the built and social environment on public health issues, racial, socioeconomic and geographic based health inequities, social and structural determinants of health, place-based interventions, social epidemiology

Dissertation proposal title: Structural Drivers of Community Violence in Baltimore City

Contact

Email: ouzzi1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Carl Latkin, PhD


Caitlin Weiger

About

Caitlin Weiger

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2017
Previous degrees: Master of Health Science (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bachelor of Science (Mount Saint Mary's University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Tobacco control, tobacco regulatory science, tobacco marketing, health communication, politics of health policy, psychophysiological indicators, neuroimaging

Dissertation proposal title: Misperceptions about nicotine and the tobacco product risk continuum: Understanding correlates of misperceptions and testing the effectiveness of messages to correct them

Selected publications: 

Courses taught:

  • Corporate Influence on Public Health
  • Tobacco Regulatory Science
  • Program Planning for Health Behavior Change
  • Quantitative Methods for Tobacco Control
  • Policy Interventions for Health Behavior Change
  • Implementation: Making Change Happen in Tobacco Control

Contact

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


Abigail Winiker

About

Abigail Winiker

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Year entered: 2020 
Previous degrees: Master of Science in Public Health in Health Education & Health Communication (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Wake Forest University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Design, implementation, and evaluation of harm reduction-based behavioral interventions targeting vulnerable populations, particularly people who use drugs, individuals living with HIV, and sexual/gender minorities; the role of trauma and violence on substance use and mental health outcomes

Selected publications: 

Courses taught:

  • Health and Homelessness 

Contact

Email: awinike1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Karin Tobin, PhD


Daniel Zaltz

About

Daniel Zaltz

Pronouns: He/him/his
Year entered: 2019
Previous degrees: Master of Public Health (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bachelor of Science (Boston University)

Research and Scholarship

Research and practice interests: Obesity prevention, nutrition, early childhood, health equity

Selected publications: 

Contact

Email: dzaltz1@jhu.edu
Advisor: Sara Benjamin-Neelon, PhD