Stella is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is currently working on projects such as examining the effect of exposure to e-cigarette vaping cues on vape intentions and norm perceptions, and whether LGBT individuals respond differently to reduced harm language cigarette/e-cigarette package labels. She is primarily interested in designing persuasive messages that can effectively change health-related intentions and behavior, and messages that can promote social influence. Prior to coming to HSPH, Stella received her Ph.D. in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication in the University of Pennsylvania.
Elaine is a RA in the Center for Community Based Research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is involved in all aspects of Dr. Tan’s research projects. Prior to coming to DFCI, Elaine graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master’s in Health Communication. While at UGA, she was involved in various research projects ranging from doctor patient interactions to social distance.
Noon is a U54 intern in the Center for Community Based Research working with Dr. Andy Tan. She is studying biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interest focuses on recruitment issues among racial/ethnic minorities and strategies to increase their participation rate. She will present a final poster about her work. She is also working with Dr. Tan’s team to create a recruitment video targeting transgender individuals for a current research project.
Raquel is a U54 intern in the Center for Community Based Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is currently working with Dr. Andy Tan and his team on various projects. Her current research interest is exploring the health beliefs about low-dose CT lung cancer screening among older sexual and gender minority adults. Raquel studies psychology at University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is also part of a behavioral neuroscience lab, and has worked on projects ranging from psychostimulant addiction to neuroinflammation.
Dan served as Research Assistant in the Center for Community Based Research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He was involved in all aspects of Dr. Tan’s research projects, from IRB proposals to data analysis. Prior to joining the team, Dan graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While at Northeastern, he was involved in various labs that studied different aspects of social psychology, ranging from body image to threat perception.
Lauren is a Master of Public Health graduate from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, where she is concentrating in health communication. Her research interests include the intersections between health behaviors and the built environment and the use of behavioral economic principles in behavior modification interventions. Prior to coming to HSPH, Lauren worked at New York University College of Global Public Health in the Division of Social Epidemiology. She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
During the Summer of 2017 Ameina was a U54 Intern in the Center for Community Based Research working with Dr. Andy Tan where she worked on a systematic review. Her role included searching various databases for articles, identification/consolidation of reoccurring themes, and completing a poster presentation. The Systematic review was based on the research question: What are the facilitators and barriers for men to undergo prostate cancer screening in Nigeria and Uganda.