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…

Susan Dargon-Hart

Susan Dargon-Hart, LICSW

Susan Dargon-Hart, LICSW is the VP of Clinical Health Affairs at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Ms. Dargon-Hart oversees the agency’s clinical health affairs department, managing innovative clinical collaborations that target health equality and improve patient health; offers resources and continuous support and training for quality improvement. For over 25 years she has been deeply committed to addressing substance use, mental health, trauma, and healthcare related issues in communities…

Rebekka Lee

Rebekka Lee, ScD

Bekka Lee is a Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Bekka is also the Director of the Community Engagement Program at Harvard Catalyst providing capacity building on mixed methods, implementation science, and community-engaged research to faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Her research focuses on designing and evaluating community-based interventions that translate into real world policy and environmental change, focusing in particular on investigating the…

James Daly, MPH

James Daly, MPH

James Daly, MPH is a Research Project Manager at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where he supports research at the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE), Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity. (HPRC) and the Community Engagement Program at Harvard Catalyst. This work involves conducting and overseeing mixed-methods research involving interviews, observations, and surveys with city and state…

Trang Nguyen

Trang T.K. Nguyen

Trang Nguyen is the Program Coordinator for Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Program (CEP), and provides project management and administrative support for CEP. Before joining the team in June 2020, she worked as an Executive Coordinator at Harvard Medical School Executive Education, and worked on building programs that engage business leaders whose work impacts health care and expose them to the real-world practice of medicine, cutting-edge trends in science, clinical workflows…

Gina Kruse, MD, MPH

Gina Kruse, MD, MPH is a clinician investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She trained in internal medicine and primary care at Mass General. She completed a Harvard Medical School General Internal Medicine research fellowship, earned her MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Prevention from the Harvard School of Public Health Department of…

Maddie Davies, MPH

Maddie Davies, MPH

Maddie Davies, MPH is the Implementation Team’s Senior Project Manager. Before joining the team in January 2020,  she worked at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Office of Community Health. In her role at Children’s, she managed the Fitness in the City program, a childhood obesity intervention in health centers, and also worked on health center capacity building and professional development projects. Prior to Children’s, she was on the MGH Center for…

Deepinder Singh

Deepinder Singh

Deepinder Singh is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Implementation Team and Methods Unit. Before joining the team in July 2020,  he worked as a Research Technician in the GI oncology lab of Dr. Ryan Corcoran at MGH. In the lab, he worked on projects focused on analyzing and overcoming mechanisms of adaptive resistance in colorectal and other GI cancers. Deepinder holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology…

Sanja Percac-Lima

Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD

Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD is a clinician investigator and primary care physician at MGH Chelsea Community Health Center serving low-income diverse population. Her research focuses on improving equity in cancer care in low-income ethnic and racial minorities. In her role as the Physician Leader for Cancer Outreach Programs at MGH Cancer Center and Center for Community Health Improvement, she develops, oversees, and evaluates programs to improve cancer equity from screening, follow-up,…