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 … Continue reading “Darina Bassil”

Enryka Christopher

Research Assistant
Research Core Staff

Ryka is a research assistant supporting several projects related to cognitive aging and dementia that are connected to the HAALSI project. She provides administrative and data management support to the HAALSI Dementia Study, and participates in data collection and project management for Dementia Calibration (DeCal) project funded by PGDA. Enryka holds a dual Master of … Continue reading “Enryka Christopher”

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 … Continue reading “Dieyna Drame”

Meagan Farrell

Research Associate/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 associate, 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 … Continue reading “Meagan Farrell”

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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 … Continue reading “Elyse Jennings”

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 … Continue reading “David Kapaon”

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Julie (Sojin) Kim

Research Data Analyst
Research Core Staff

Julie (Sojin) Kim is a research data analyst for the BMGF funded-project Burden of Disease and Deprivation in India across Micro and Macro Public Policy Units. Her current research efforts focus on improving geographic precision in public health data in developing countries and social determinants of health. Prior to joining HCPDS, she has worked for … Continue reading “Julie (Sojin) Kim”

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Meg Lovejoy

Research Program Director
Research Core Staff

Meg Lovejoy is the research program director for the Workplace 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 … Continue reading “Meg Lovejoy”

Mack Ramsey

Information Manager
Research Core Staff

Mack Ramsey is information manager. He compiles codebooks and documentation for data collection efforts run by Pop Center faculty. Mack manages the acquisition and management of the public use HRS (and all other public use longitudinal retirement survey data), and maintains these datasets on the RCE for Pop Center members to use. Mack also administers … Continue reading “Mack Ramsey”

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 … Continue reading “Julia Rohr”