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Doctoral Research Assistants

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  • Vanessa Arias-Martinez, MPH, MA, LPC is a Program Manager at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Michael Bare, MPH, is an Outreach Consultant at ITVS.
  • Jackie Blachman-Forshay, MPH is a Research Associate for the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment at the NYC DOHMH.
  • Paul D’Avanzo, MS is a doctoral student in Public Health at Temple University.
  • Stephanie Doig, PhD is a clinical psychologist in London for the National Health Service.
  • Jessica Eddy, BA is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University.
  • Briana Furch, MD, MPH is an HIV epidemiology research analyst at Vanderbilt University.
  • Marybec Griffin, PhD is an Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University.
  • Sophia Halkitis, MS is a Data Analyst for the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York.
  • Buddy Hampton is a postdoctoral fellow in Yale CIRA’s NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program.
  • 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 a Program Analyst at Good Shepherd Services.
  • Mathew Kiang, ScD is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Population Health Sciences.
  • Molly Kingdon, PhD received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from NYU.
  • Sarah Kiperman, PhD is a clinician at Astor Services for Children & Families and an Adjunct Professor in Applied Psychology at NYU.
  • Sandra Kupprat, PhD is a Career Counselor at Baruch College, City University of New York.
  • Michael Levy, MA is a doctoral fellow in the Counseling Psychology program at NYU.
  • Karen McCready Lloyd, MA, is a doctoral candidate at the University of California.
  • Rob Moeller, PhD, EdM is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Middlebury College.
  • Alvaro Moreira, MA is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University.
  • Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone.
  • Rafael E. Perez-Figueroa, MD, MPH is a Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Cultural and Strucural Equity in Behavioral Health at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.
  • Nandini Pillai, MPH, is the Advocacy and Impact Manager, ACTION Secretariat at Results Educational Fund in Washington, DC.
  • James Pollock, PhD is a psychologist at Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services.
  • Annie Ristuccia, MPH is the PrEP/PEP Health Educator and the Transgender Health Program Coordinator at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.
  • Sandra Rodriguez, MPH, is a Project Manager at Beth Israel Medical Center.
  • William Rogers, CCRP is a Study Design Lead at Covance.
  • Ellen Short, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist and Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling Programs at the School of Education at LIU Brooklyn.
  • Daniel Siconolfi, PhD, MPH received his PhD from Johns Hopkins and is now an Associate Behavioral & Social Scientist at RAND Corporation.
  • Simon Slater, PhD is a Manager in the Survey Research Department at Consumer Reports.
  • Todd Solomon, PhD is Associate Director of Clinical Programs & Development in Neuroscience at Bracket, and an Investigator at Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
  • J. L. Stewart, BFA is a doctoral student in the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University.
  • Katie Stiene, MD, MPH is a graduate of the dual degree MD/MPH program at SUNY Downstate.
  • Erik Storholm is a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Christopher Stults, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York.
  • Leo Wilton, PhD is 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.