Collaborating Mentors

Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA

Katherine Record (1)

Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation and Visiting Lecturer, Tufts Experimental College



Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA, is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation and a Visiting Lecturer at Tufts Experimental College.  Her work focuses on both domestic and global public health law.  She is particularly interested in practical ways in which the law can improve access to mental health care as well as prevent mental illness by reducing environmental risk factors that contribute to onset.  Currently, Katherine is working with STRIPED to examine the ways federal regulations could prohibit the fashion industry from employing severely underweight runway models, which would both protect the health of these individuals as well as disconnect skeletal frames from the epitome of female beauty and worth.


Mihail Samnaliev, PhD

Mihail SamnalievInstructor in Pediatrics, Department of General Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Health Economist, Clinical Research Center, Boston Children’s Hospital


Mihail Samnaliev, PhD, is a senior health economist in the Clinical Research Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Instructor at the Department of General Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. He is interested in applied economic evaluations that can be used to improve the economic efficiency of the healthcare system. Over the past decade he has been a co-investigator on numerous research grants involving cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis of health programs and interventions. Dr Samnaliev regularly consults researchers on matters related to collection and analysis of cost data, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis, and research design of observational studies. He previously has mentored STRIPED trainee LeAnn Noh on an economic pilot study to estimate the cost of eating disorders to our nation’s healthcare system and society.


Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN

Kendrin Sonneville update 2015

Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition Program, University of Michigan School of Public Health 



Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN, is an Assistant Professor in the Human Nutrition Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is a Collaborating Mentor for the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a registered dietitian, behavioral scientist, and public health researcher whose research focuses on the intersection of obesity and eating disorders. As a clinician researcher, Dr. Sonneville is also interested in the role of clinicians in preventing weight-related problems among youth and, specifically, how clinicians can talk with young people about weight and health without promoting body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and related problems. Dr. Sonneville has a particular interest in how to engage clinicians and schools in both the primary and secondary prevention of eating disorders and examining the unintended consequences of obesity prevention programs. She was the co-director of STRIPED for several years, providing mentorship to numerous trainees and spearheading STRIPED’s new line of research and training in cost-effectiveness analysis of eating disorders preventive interventions.


Davene Wright, PhD

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Assistant Professor, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute



Dr. Wright is a 2012 PhD graduate in Health Policy and Decision Sciences from Harvard University and now an Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Washington and a Health Economist in the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Previously, Dr. Wright worked with STRIPED trainees Yushan Jiang and Hyungi LeAnn Noh to carry out what may have been the first-ever U.S. cost-effectiveness study of eating disorders screening. Dr. Wright is broadly interested in evaluating the cost and efficiency of service use in pediatric medical settings. Her research agenda primarily focuses on evaluating the cost and cost-effectiveness of childhood obesity interventions.