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Department of Mental Health

Master of Health Science (MHS) Students in Mental Health

Dalya Al-Juboori
(she/her)

Dalya Al-Juboori

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: M.B.Ch.B , Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery;2010; University of Baghdad/ College of Medicine.                                                                             

Advisor: Jeanine Parisi, PhD (academic); Shannon Frattaroli, PhD (thesis)

Research Interests: Substance use disorder, PTSD, trauma and mental health, overdose as well as Psychedelics Research and Psilocybin Therapy, and addiction treatment services research.

Email: dalya.aljuboori@jhmi.edu


Ayman Ali

Ayman Ali

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS, Biological Sciences; University of Illinois at Chicago, 2021

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: I’m interested in women’s and adolescent mental health, focusing on the social determinants of mental health. 

Email: aali53@jhmi.edu


Shari Coats

Shari Coats

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:

BA, Psychology, 1994; University of Texas,

JD, 1997; University of Houston Law Center

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: The impact of disconnected workplaces and communities on depression and suicide.

Email: scoats1@jh.edu


Chelsea Goffe

Chelsea Goffe

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: B.A., Public Health Studies; 2022; Johns Hopkins University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My research interests are maternal mental health, particularly in the Caribbean, as well as depression, anxiety and suicidality in 1st and 2nd generation immigrants from minority communities.

Email: cgoffe1@jh.edu


Jason Hoskin

Jason Hoskin

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:  BS: Psychology; BA: Spanish;Minors in Statistics and Gerontology;Received both at BYU, April 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My research interests are currently focused on the impacts of faith crises on mental health of individuals. In particular, I would be interested in seeing the impacts for queer individuals, along with other minority groups.

Email: jasonmhoskin@gmail.com


Yakiri Hylton

Yakiri Hylton

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees:  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; B.S. in Experimental Neuroscience

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My research interests include cognitive aging and addiction

Emailyhylton1@jhu.edu

 


Ingyin

Ingyin

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:  BA, Political Science (concentration in International Relations); University of California, San Diego; 2019

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My primary areas of research interests include culturally competent community-based mental health interventions among children and young adults in conflict-affected and conflict-prone areas. Broadly, I am also interested in promoting mental health and wellness among families in low-income countries through educational efforts, and destigmatizing access to mental healthcare.

Email: iingyin1@jhu.edu ; ingyin.7@gmail.com


Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:  BA, Sociology; San Francisco State University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My research interests center around mental illness in older adults. In particular early onset mental illness and looking at what new interventions can be developed to ensure that this group ages well.

Email: ljone175@jhu.edu


Jasmine Joy

Jasmine Joy

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: B.Sc., Hons. Maj/Min Psychology & Biology, 2022; York University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests:  Global mental health; the delivery and quality of mental health care within low- and middle-income countries.

Emailjjoy10@jh.edu


Fatima Zahra Karkoub

Fatima Zahra Karkoub

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: BA, Natural Sciences and Mathematics; 2022; Notre Dame of Maryland University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests:  I am interested in psychiatric epidemiology and studying the neurocognitive comorbidities of infectious diseases, primarily HIV-1.

Emailfkarkou1@jh.edu


Vishnu Karthigeyan

Vishnu Karthigeyan

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:  B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering; Minor in Biological Sciences; Arizona State University, 2021

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My interests include mental health policy and healthcare delivery as they relate to the youth and minority communities, as well as to aging populations in general. I am also interested in new, unorthodox methods of treatment and prevention for mental health disorders.

Email: vkarthi2@jh.edu


Ashley Kim

Ashley Kim

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: BS, Psychology, Baylor University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Mental illness and stigma within marginalized groups as well as how to improve access to mental health care.

Email: akim159@jhmi.edu


 

Chichi Kosgey

Chichi Kosgey, MFT

Year entered: 2022

Previous Degrees:

MA., Marriage and Family Therapy; Seton Hill University, 2018

BA., Psychology; United States International University - Africa, 2014

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Main research interest is mental health policy and management in sub-Saharan Africa and its impact on mental health services - accessibility, efficacy and affordability. Also interested in understanding barriers to community and systemic interventions for mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Email: dkosgey1@jh.edu 


Deanna Lebel

Deanna Lebel

Year entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: BS, Psychology and Minor in Public Health; 2022; St. Lawrence University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: The intersection and bidirectionality of chronic physical illnesses and mental health within various age cohorts.

Email: dlebel1@jhu.edu


Molly Mackler

Molly Mackler

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: BA, Neuroscience; 2020; Skidmore College

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My research interests are in the field of gerontology, particularly cognitive health and aging with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases.

Email: mmackle2@jhu.edu


Haiyi Meng

Haiyi Meng

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:  BS, Mathematics; Arizona State University; 2020

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: I am interested in looking at diversities of health and gerontology based on different cultural and political contexts. I would like to understand how do old people think of their social status, physical health and mental health?

Email: hmeng9@jh.edu


Melanie Ong

Melanie Ong

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BA, International Studies, 2021: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Specifically, studying preceding variables contributing to increased risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the babies of prenatal mothers.

Email: mong9@jh.edu


Kriti Rastogi

Kriti Rastogi

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Psychology, Emory University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: I am interested in behavioral pharmacology and investigating public health approaches to addressing substance use disorder, particularly in marginalized communities. 

Email: krastog2@jh.edu


Ashley Sharma

Ashley Sharma

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS Neuroscience Honors, Johns Hopkins University, May 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Adolescent Mental Health

Email: asharm79@jh.edu


Kylie Sharron

Kylie Sharron

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BA, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My research interests include the integration of mental wellness practices into pediatric primary care and addressing accessibility barriers to suicide prevention in marginalized communities.

Email:  ksharro2@jh.edu


Ayesha Siddiqua

Ayesha Siddiqua

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS, Biology; Binghamton University ; 2019

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Psychiatric Epidemiology: Understanding the genetic and environmental factors that affect anxiety and depression in adolescents. 

Email: asiddi35@jh.edu


Junyoung Soh

Junyoung Soh

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BA, Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: I am interested in adolescent mental health and providing family therapy in various socioeconomic settings.

Email: nsoh0812@gmail.com


MacKenzie Temple

MacKenzie Temple

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: BA in Human Health, Minor in Sociology; Emory University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Child and adolescent developmental disabilities/disorders; community-oriented and holistic approaches to providing more resources for empowerment and improving mental health in these populations

Email: mtemple3@jhu.edu


Kristy Theodore

Kristy Theodore

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees:

BA, Psychology; 2007; University of South Florida

MA, Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling; 2007; University of South Florida

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Research Interests: preventing exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) as well as exploring the relationship between emotion regulation and interpersonal violence.

Email: ktheodo2@jhu.edu


Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS, Biology and BS, Psychology from Virginia Tech, 2011

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Efficacy of community and school-based mental, behavioral and sexual-health programs and their intersection with policy and chain of care within communities.

Email: lthomp73@jhmi.edu


Tim Treinen

Tim Treinen

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS, Neuroscience; 2022; Johns Hopkins University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Trauma of refugees and asylum seekers. My research project will be focused on the trauma experienced by refugees and immigrants in Baltimore, as well as the effects of racism and discrimination on their mental health.

Email: ttreine1@jh.edu


Marlene Ventura

Marlene Ventura

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: 

MHS, Global Health Economics, JHSPH, 2021

BA, Economics (Psychology Minor), MSU Denver, 2016

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research interests: I’m interested in studying the mental health effects of poverty in the U.S., or, more specifically, the relationship between economics, childhood trauma, mental health, and reproduction.

Email: Mventur5@alumni.jh.edu


Alice Wang

Alice Wang

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BA, Psychology; Brigham Young University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research interests: I am interested in studying the mental health challenges of caregivers of patients with chronic health conditions. I would also like to study the interrelationships of mental and physical health of patients with chronic health conditions.

Email: nwang45@jhu.edu; alicewang1199@gmail.com


Yuwei Wang

Yuwei Wang

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree:  

BA, Social Work; 2019; Fudan University

MPhil, Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation; 2022; University of Oxford

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests:  Mental health stigma and anti-stigma programs. Effectiveness of psychiatric or mental health services particularly those conducted in the community. Evaluation methods especially causal inferences.

Email: ywang819@jhmi.edu



Fan Wu

Fan Wu

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degrees: Major: Nutrition Science; Minor: Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: The relationship between dietary nutrition(macronutrients) and mental disorders.

 


Tianrun Xiong

Tianrun Xiong

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BS Psychology, (Premed), University of Maryland 2021

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Neuroscience and psychiatric epidemiology, more biological perspective. Tend to focus on the prevention/intervention of mental disorders in urban areas, but recently found myself more interested in age-related neuropsychiatric disorder.

Email: txiong7@jhu.edu


Xia Yiping

Xia Yiping

Year Entered: 2022

Previous Degree: BA, Psychology, Univerisity of British Columbia, 2022

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests:  My interests include activities helpful for maintaining cognitive and mental health, and the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, especially clinical depression.

Email: yxia52@jh.edu; xyplanet1988@gmail.com