Jen Cruz

Jen is a Population Health Sciences doctoral student in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department. She is passionate about the intersections of gender equity, community engagement, and health promotion with a focus on cancer-related disparities. With her background in Psychology and Epidemiology, her research considers both micro and macro-level determinants of health and is conducted … Continue reading “Jen Cruz”

Lynn Ibekwe

Dr. Ibekwe’s primary research interest is in using health equity approaches to better understand social, cultural, economic, and environmental determinants of racial/ethnic cancer-related disparities and reducing those disparities through the development of culturally relevant interventions. She’s also interested in using implementation science frameworks and methods to accelerate and improve implementation of these interventions in real-world … Continue reading “Lynn Ibekwe”

Roman Johnson

Dr. Johnson’s research interests revolve around how neighborhoods structure cancer screening across race/ethnicity. Currently, Dr. Johnson is working on submitting cancer screening publications, researching risk-stratification in several cancer sites, and assisting Harvard researchers in developing a protocol for risk-stratification for prostate cancer in African-American men.

Jessica Liu

Jessica Liu is a Population Health Sciences doctoral student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research interests include substance use in adolescents and prevention education. Through her doctoral studies, Jessica hopes to continue her focus on tobacco research and expand more on marijuana products and social media messaging.

Aviva Musicus

Dr. Musicus collaborates with policymakers and advocates to investigate the effects of food-related environmental and policy changes on human health and behavior, with a specific focus on the effects of food labeling, messaging, and marketing. The goal of her research is to build rigorous scientific evidence for nutrition policies that can reduce cancer risk factors … Continue reading “Aviva Musicus”

Natalie Smith

Natalie’s main research interest is to promote the implementation of evidence-informed policies to prevent cancer and chronic disease. To that end, she pursues research geared towards (1) using decision support methods, mainly simulation modeling, to assess the comparative health and economic effects of public health policies, and (2) improving how researchers disseminate findings from simulation … Continue reading “Natalie Smith”