Collaborating Mentors

Michael Long, MPH, ScD

Michael Long HeadshotAssistant Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health



Michael Long is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. He conducts research at the intersection of obesity epidemiology and quantitative policy analysis, with the goal of identifying cost-effective and politically feasible policy solutions to the obesity epidemic. He is currently working on the CHOICES (Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study) team led by Steven Gortmaker, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of more than 40 policy and programmatic approaches to prevent childhood obesity in the United States. Dr. Long is mentoring Brown University MPH student Esther Li and is working with STRIPED to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of eating disorder screening in clinical settings. Dr. Long earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Princeton University and a Master of Public Health degree from Yale, where he worked at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. He earned his Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard focusing on obesity epidemiology and cost-effectiveness analysis.


Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA

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Instructor in Health Policy and Management, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Integration & Accountable Care, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission



Katherine is an instructor in Health Policy an Management at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the deputy director of Behavioral Health Integration & Accountable Care at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC).  In this capacity, she oversees efforts to integrate capacity to address mild mental illness and substance use disorders into primary and acute care settings, and primary care capacities in to community mental health centers (via investment and certification initiatives).  With STRIPED, Katherine has examined the ways that federal regulation 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.  Prior to joining the HPC, Katherine was a clinical instructor on law with Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, where she focused on the expansion and standardization of mental health courts in the Commonwealth, healthcare reform implementation, compliance training for healthcare providers related to consent for HIV testing and disclosure, and implementing state electronic health record databases in compliance with federal and state privacy laws.  Prior to that, Katherine worked on public health law reform, firearms control, and global preparation for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent the transmission of HIV (PrEP) at the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Katherine received her JD, cum laude, and masters in Psychology at Duke University, her MPH from Harvard’s School of Public Health, and her BA, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.  She is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.


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

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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 now mentoring Brown University MPH student Esther Li and leading a new cost-effectiveness analysis study on eating disorders screening in clinical settings with adolescents. 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.