Elena Savoia, MD, MPH

Dr. Savoia is a Principal Scientist in Biostatistics and a medical doctor by training. During the past fifteen years, Dr. Savoia has been leading research and training activities at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focused on public health emergency preparedness. She is the deputy director of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program for which she has been P.I. of over twenty research and training…

Jessica Stern, PhD

Dr. Stern is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Dr. Stern’s research focuses on perpetrators of violence and the possible connections between trauma and terror.  She has written on terrorist groups across religions and ideologies, among them neo-Nazis, Islamists, anarchists, and white supremacists.  She has also written about counter-radicalization programs for both…

Marcia Testa, PhD, MPH

Dr. Testa is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics. As an experienced public health practitioner, health outcomes researcher, evaluator, biostatistician, and the current Co-Director of the Harvard T.H. Chan EPREP program, for the past 30 years Dr. Testa has worked closely with federal, state, county, regional and local public health, community and government authorities. She previously served as the Head of the Evaluation Core for the CDC-sponsored, Harvard Academic Center for…

Megan McBride, PhD

Dr. McBride is a Preparedness Fellow with the Community Safety Branch of the EPREP Program. She is also a Research Analyst with a DC-area non-profit research and analysis organization. Prior to this work she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, and a Middle East intelligence analyst with the National Security Agency. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University, an…

Daisy Muibu, MA, PhD

Dr. Daisy Muibu is a Research Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. Her research examines the relationship between terrorism/insurgency, domestic security sector actors, the public, and civil conflict using quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The three streams of her research address the following questions or themes: (1) How can we improve…

Alberto Montrond, MA

Mr. Montrond is a Fellow, he acquired his professional and knowledge in the field of public service and politics at College of the Holy Cross, MA. He obtained a master’s degree in diplomacy from the Fletcher School at TUFTS University, in Boston. During the past seven years, Mr. Montrond has committed to serving the immigrant community protecting the needs of the Cape Verdean diaspora in the international political context and…

Maxwell Su, ScD

Dr. Su is a Research Associate with backgrounds in mathematics, biostatistics, patient-centered outcomes research, and information technology. He received his ScB in mathematics from Brown University and his ScD in Biostatistics from Harvard University. Dr. Su is serving as the senior statistician and information technologist for the EPREP program. He has over 20 years of experience as a biostatistician specialized in outcome research and clinical trials. For the EPREP program,…

Rachael Piltch-Loeb, PhD

Dr. Piltch-Loeb is a Fellow with the EPREP program. She received her masters degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. She also holds a doctorate degree in Public Health, and she is also a junior research scientist at NYU’s College of Global Public Health’s Program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resilience. Dr. Piltch-Loeb’s current research interests are in…

Diána R. Hughes

Diána Hughes is an interviewer working with the Community Safety Branch of the EPREP Program. She graduated from Boston University in 2015, where she double-majored in International Relations and Political Science. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Affairs, with a concentration in security studies at the Fredrick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Ms. Hughes’ research interests include extremism, violent extremism, and the psychology…

Marley Carroll

Marley Carroll is a Research Assistant working with the Community Safety Branch of the EPREP Program. She is a senior at Brown University concentrating in Middle East Studies. Her research interests include violent extremism, radicalization, deradicalization and disengagement, and political violence.