Darina Bassil

Darina Bassil

Research Associate
Research Core Staff

Darina is a research associate whose work has focused on the impact of chronic diseases, particularly dementia, on the elderly. She is responsible for managing study and data collection operations, and performing data analysis for the HAALSI Dementia study, and cognitive components of the HAALSI project. Darina holds a PhD in public health from Imperial College London, and an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the American University…

Dieyna Drame

Research Assistant
Research Core Staff

Dieyna is a research assistant providing administrative, data, and project management support to the HAALSI project. Her main responsibility is to coordinate cognition and dementia field work through training, data management and analysis for the HAALSI Dementia Study. Dieyna has an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health in epidemiology & biostatistics with a concentration in infectious diseases. She has extensive experience with project coordination, data collection, management and…

Meagan Farrell

Research Scientist/Project Director
Research Core Staff

Meagan Farrell’s research has broadly focused on the effects of aging, disease, and injury processes on cognition. As a Pop Center research scientist, she works on the measurement and interpretation of cognitive outcomes for the HAALSI project. She is project director of the HAALSI Dementia Study, and is principal investigator (PI) of the pilot study Calibration of Cognitive Assessment and Dementia Diagnosis across Diverse Cohorts in the United States and…

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Elyse Jennings

Research Scientist
Research Core Staff

Elyse Jennings is a family demographer and sociologist working on the HAALSI project to oversee survey development and aspects of data preparation. Her substantive work on HAALSI is focused on understanding the interrelationships between family experiences and health. Prior to joining us, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center. She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan. Her past work has focused on family…

David Kapaon

Research Assistant
Research Core Staff

David Kapaon is a research assistant helping with data collection, management, and analysis for the HAALSI project. He holds a dual MA/MS in sustainable international development, and global health policy and management from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Prior to joining HCPDS, David helped conduct research examining the economic and health impacts of the Health Extension Program in Ethiopia.

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Meg Lovejoy

Research Program Director
Research Core Staff

Meg Lovejoy is the research program director for the Work and Well-being Initiative, a broad-based research and policy program designed to develop and implement evidence-based workplace change for worker well-being. She is also project director for the initiative’s core grant, Workplace Redesign for Worker Well-Being: Blueprint for Resilience. This study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines sustainable practices for enhancing worker well-being, with a focus on low- and…

Julia Rohr

Research Scientist/Project Director
Research Core Staff

Research Scientist Julia Rohr is project director of HAALSI. She oversees all aspects of this complex and ground-breaking study, including data management and analysis, research dissemination, and training team members on data collection. Recently, she served as research associate on the Willows Reproductive Health Impact Evaluation project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Global Health and Population, leading project work in Turkey. Prior…