Lynn Ibekwe

Lynn Ibekwe

Lynn N. Ibekwe, PhD, MPH is a postdoctoral research fellow whose primary research interest is to reduce the disproportionate burden of cancer morbidity and mortality among Blacks and African Americans in the United States. To that end, she pursues research geared towards (1) documenting individual and contextual level determinants of racial and ethnic cancer-related disparities, including investigating racism as a fundamental cause of such disparities; (2) developing and testing culturally…

Erica Warner

Erica Warner

Dr. Erica Warner, ScD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a cancer epidemiologist, studying how the social and physical environment including policies, stressors, lifestyle, and behavior affect cancer screening, risk of cancer, and intermediate markers of cancer risk, with a particular interest in racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities and promoting health equity. Dr.…

Alan Geller

Alan Geller

Alan Geller has been a Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) faculty member since 2010. He took a very circuitous path to a public health career, moving to Boston in 1973 and working for years as a day care worker, steelworker, and then obtained his nursing degree in 1984. He worked on a surgical oncology floor and through caring for many patients with preventable but late-stage cancers, began to see first-hand…

Bomy Yun

Bomy Yun

Bomy Yun, MHI, MSN, ARNP is a research assistant working with Drs. Karen Emmons and Lynn Ibekwe on a study investigating the use of digital tools to improve cancer screening gap closure in community health centers. She is an MPH student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and comes from Seattle where she has 10 years of experience as a primary care provider and health informaticist at…

Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa

Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa

Dr. Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH was most recently a Gastroenterology Fellow at the University of Chicago Medicine. She was previously a Chief Gastroenterology Fellow at the University of Chicago, and Chief Medical Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Anyane-Yeboa is focused on public health advocacy, with the goals of advocating in the public sector, leading diversity retention and recruitment efforts, and designing health disparities…

Jen Cruz

Jen Cruz

Jen Cruz 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 through a social justice lens. Through her graduate studies, she plans to further investigate…

Nancy A. Rigotti

Nancy A. Rigotti

Nancy A. Rigotti, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief for Academic Advancement in the Division of General Internal Medicine at MGH, Director of the MGH Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, co-Director of the MGH Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine, and Past President of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco. Her research…

Travis P. Baggett

Travis P. Baggett

Travis P. Baggett, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Assistant Physician in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of Research at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), MGH Site Director of the HMS Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care, and MGH Research Scholar 2021-2026. He conducts community-based research focusing on the health and health care needs of people experiencing…

Karen Emmons, PhD

Karen Emmons, PhD

Karen Emmons, PhD is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a behavioral scientist with a strong track record of funded research in community-based approaches to cancer prevention in a variety of settings that serve under-resourced communities, including low income housing and community health centers. Her work targets a range of cancer risk factors, including nutrition, physical activity, sun exposure,…

Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH

Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH

Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH is Chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also Conrad Taff Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Taveras is a Pediatrician, clinical epidemiologist, and a childhood obesity…