Search Close Search
Search Close Search
Page Menu

IMSD Alumni

Lauren R. Powell, MPA, PhD

2016 Graduate

Prior Education: Master of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School and BS in Biochemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana

Mentor: Stephenie Lemon, PhD

Dissertation: "Conceptualizing, Understanding, and Assessing Research Literacy in a Diverse Population"  

Post Graduation: Director, Office of Health Equity, Virginia Department of Health


Ganga Bey, MPH, PhD

2019 Graduate

Prior Education: Master of Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and BS in Anthropology, Princeton University

Mentor: Sharina Person, PhD

Dissertation: "Interpersonal Discrimination, Gendered Race, and Cardiovascular Disease Inequities: Application of the Emerging Identity Pathology Model"

Post Graduation: Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Andrea Lopez-Cepero, MS, PhD

2019 Graduate

Prior Education: Master of Health Sciences and Nutrition, University of Puerto Rico and BS Cellular Molecular Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Mentor: Milagros Rosal, PhD

Dissertation: Physiological and Psychological Stressors Associated with Glucose Metabolism in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study 

Post Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, PhD

2019 Graduate

Prior Education: University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo

Mentor: Silvia Corvera, MD

Dissertation: Adaptations of Adipose Tissue Expandability in Gestation are Associated with Maternal Glucose Metabolism

Post Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tufts Medical Center


Ciearra Smith, PhD

2020 Graduate

Prior Education: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Mentor: David Weaver, PhD

Dissertation: It’s About Time: Monitoring The Circadian Clock From a Cre-Dependent Reporter