Announcing the 2024 Dillon Family Fellowship Award recipients

Head shot of Guo and Javadi

Congratulations to Harvard Pop Center graduate student affiliates Muqi Guo and Dena Javadi on being named the recipients of the Dillon Family Fellowship Award. This long-standing monetary award was created to benefit graduate students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Muqi Guo is a PhD candidate in population health sciences in the Department of Global Health & Population. Her dissertation is entitled “Reproductive Health and Women’s Well-being at Older Ages” and her work explores a number of areas pertaining to women’s reproductive health over the life course, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, global health and aging, and social epidemiology. Muqi has a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard Chan School, as well as a master’s in sociology from Peking University in China. She has been a research assistant for many years on our flagship study “Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies in South Africa (HAALSA).

Dena Javadi is a PhD candidate in population health sciences in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her dissertation is entitled “Work Related Health and Well-Being: An Asset-Based Approach.” Dena’s research areas include the political determinants of health, work-related well-being, and intersectoral approaches to enhancing population health. She holds an MSPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dena has been engaged for a number of years at the Harvard Pop Center, and has been supporting the “Work and Well-being Initiative,” particularly on the fulfillment center intervention study.