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Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies


Doctoral Research Assistants

Research Assistants

Faculty & Research Affiliates

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  • Vanessa Arias-Martinez, MPH, MA, LPC is a Director of Technical Assistance and Quality Management, HIV Prevention at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Michael Bare, MPH is an Outreach Strategist at ITVS.
  • Jackie Blachman-Forshay, MPH is a Safety Advisor at the International NGO Safety Organization in South Sudan.
  • Paul D’Avanzo, PhD is a post-doctoral student in Public Health at Columbia University.
  • Stephanie Doig, PhD is a clinical psychologist in London for the National Health Service.
  • Jessica Eddy, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY.
  • Briana Furch, MD, MPH is an HIV epidemiology research analyst and Physician Scientist at Fred Hutch in Seattle, WA.
  • Marybec Griffin, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University.
  • Sophia Halkitis, MS is a Data Manager at the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Buddy (Melvin) Hampton is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
  • Roy C. Jerome, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
  • Saara Kaudeyr, MPH is an Associate Manager in Corporate Research at Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose.
  • Mathew Kiang, ScD is an Assistant Professor at of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University.
  • Molly Kingdon, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist in New York, NY.
  • Sarah Kiperman, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.
  • Sandra Kupprat, PhD is a Career Counselor at Baruch College, City University of New York.
  • Michael Levy, MA is a Staff Psychologist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Rob Moeller, PhD, EdM is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Middlebury College.
  • Alvaro Moreira, MA is a Clinical Psychologist at in New York, NY
  • Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone.
  • Nandini Pillai, MPH is a Project Manager at the Research Triangle Institute International
  • James Pollock, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist in the Health and Wellness Section for the New York City Police Department
  • Annie Ristuccia, MPH is the PrEP/PEP Program Coordinator at Mount Sinai Health System.
  • Sandra Rodriguez, MPH is a Senior Research Director at Columbia University.
  • William (Ben) Rogers, CCRP is Program Manager at Agilent Technologies.
  • Ellen L. Short, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist and Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling Programs for the School of Education at LIU Brooklyn.
  • Daniel Siconolfi, PhD is a Behavioral & Social Scientist at RAND Corporation and the 2021 Aging and Longevity Fellow.
  • Simon Slater, PhD is an Associate Director at Survey Research Department at Consumer Reports.
  • Todd Solomon, PhD is Clinical Neuropsychologist and members of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) and the Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at Boston University.
  • J. L. Stewart, BFA, PhD recently graduated from the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University.
  • Katie Stiene, MD, MPH is a Resident at LAC + USC Emergency Medicine.
  • Erik D. Storholm PhD is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State Unviersity.
  • Christopher Stults, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York.
  • Leo Wilton, PhD is a clinical psychologist for the HIV Prevention Trials Network and an Associate Professor and Chair of the Human Development Department at SUNY Binghamton University.
  • David Zade, PhD is an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School and a research scientist at the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Veterans’ Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
  • Adrian Zongrone, MPH is a Research Associate at GLSEN Research Institute.