Ra’Shaun Nalls

Director of Community Engagement
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Ra’Shaun Nalls has served as the director of community engagement at Harvard Chan since 2015.  Previous to his current role, Ra’Shaun was a program manager for an adolescent sexual health program (Peer Leadership Institute) at the Boston Public Health Commission.  His professional background includes working with Boston-area community-based organizations for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on youth development and community organizing. He has been acknowledged for his community service by…

Nicholas Nguyen

Nicholas Nguyen

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Nick is an MPH candidate in the Health Policy and Management department who is passionate about improving health equity through education and communication. Growing up in the Kelly House right off of Dorchester Avenue, Nick has a deep connection with the neighborhood’s Vietnamese community. His parents and grandfather helped many Vietnamese immigrants transition to their new lives through the Vietnamese American Civic Association and as a local pharmacist. Nick intends…

Naana Nkrumah-Ababio

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Naana is a Master of Public Health student in Health Policy. She is a physician from Ghana, West Africa, where she provided care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease and cancers of the blood. Her interest is in global oncology with an emphasis on addressing cancer treatment inequities. Naana’s project focuses on addressing disparities in cancer care among minority groups in Boston by creating a culturally appropriate, community-facing precision communication…

Stacey’s project, in collaboration with UNAIDS and the El Salvador Ministry of Health HIV Unit, focuses on identifying systemic and social barriers that prevent participation in health-seeking behaviors among people living with HIV in San Salvador.

Stacey Ruiz

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Stacey is passionate about incorporating her love for science and healthcare through global health. She is a Master of Science student in the Department of Global Health & Population. Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health, with an emphasis on HIV prevention and health equity in Latin America. Stacey’s project, in collaboration with UNAIDS and the El Salvador Ministry of Health HIV Unit, focuses on identifying systemic and social…

Patience

Patience Sumbawiera Saaka

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Patience graduated with an MPH in Global Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in Humanitarian Studies. She is a physician by training and prior to Harvard was pursuing her residency training in radiology in Ghana, where she comes from. She is passionate about ending gender-based violence and has done previous work with adolescent survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse, providing them with access…

Kaitlin Schroeder

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Kaitlin is a Master of Public Health student in the Health & Social Behavior program, with a concentration in Public Health Leadership. She has spent the past few years working in pediatric oncology clinical research, and she is interested in the intersection between social determinants of health and cancer control. At HSPH, she has also been involved in a research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 in Massachusetts schools, with…

Daniel Viana

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Daniel Viana is a fisheries scientist working at the intersection of marine conservation and public health. He is currently a postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health examining the global implications of marine protected area expansion for human health and nutrition. Daniel’s project focuses on developing local capacity to tackle overfishing and malnutrition problems in Southwest Madagascar.

Maggie Weese

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Maggie Weese is a joint Master’s degree student in Public Health and Urban Planning at Harvard University. Prior to coming to Harvard, she worked as a program associate at the SAGE Fund, a collaborative fund working to strengthen human rights accountability for economic actors and address critical gaps in protection created by the global economy. Maggie earned a Bachelor’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, minoring in Environmental Science…

Jhordan Wynne

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Jhordan is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Nutrition department. Her research focuses on caregiver decision-making specific to infant and child feeding practices among afro-descendant families in the Americas. She is interested in exploring cultural nuances of social norms and behaviors around eating and the impact of cultural dissonance on body esteem and expectations in early childhood. Jhordan’s project focuses on understanding the perceived cultural relevance of child feeding…