Former Scholars

William Acosta, BA

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an advisor in 2012 for Mr. Acosta, a student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Linda Bucay

MPH Student
Linda Bucay is an MPH student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concentrating in social and behavioral sciences. She began working with Dr. Kathleen Page in July 2016 to conduct research on the mental health needs of, and access to health care for, Spanish-speaking immigrant populations. Previously, she worked in clinical research in different regions of Mexico, primarily related to mental health and substance use disorders. Her research interests include health disparities, social and structural determinants of health as well as the improvement of health care services...

Fidel Desir

Baltimore, Maryland
PhD Candidate, Bloomberg Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Outcome: NIH NRSA Recipient . 1 peer-reviewed publication (second author)

Sana Haider

Baltimore, Maryland
Ms. Haider is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland majoring in behavioral and community health. She is working with Dr. Kathleen Page. She is a 2016-17 recipient of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Award

Alizay Jalisi

Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Amanda Long, MSPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Amanda Long graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2016 with an MSPH in international health. She worked with Dr. Larry Chang on a mHealth and HIV counseling study in Rakai, Uganda. She traveled to Uganda from July to November 2015 to help kick off the study, titled mLAKE (Lakefolk Actively Keeping Engaged). Her role included community sensitization of the study, Community Health Worker (CHW) recruitment and training, and process evaluations to assess study progress and CHW performance. She also assisted with monitoring CHW performance and other program...

Shivani Mehta

Baltimore, Maryland
Shivani Mehta is a BS/BA candidate (2018) in public health at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, who is working with Drs. Rupak Shivakoti and Mallika Alexander on Maternal Inflammation, Diet and Gut Microbiome in HIV: Impact on Infant Outcomes. Ms. Mehta spent June and July 2016 at BJGMC in Pune, India, working under Dr. Alexander. Awards 2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant 2016 Johns Hopkins Provost Undergradulate Research Award for 2016-17 From Ms. Mehta's Field Report:...

Abhilash Suresh

Baltimore, Maryland
Abhilash Suresh is a BS candidate in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering (2018), who worked with Drs. Akshay Gupte and Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar on the C-TRIUMPH substudy on Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis. During May and June 2016 he conducted a field placement in Chennai, India, at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis where he worked under Dr. Shivakumar. Awards 2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant ...

Alvin Thomas, MSPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Alvin Thomas
Alvin Thomas graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016 with an MSPH in international health. Under the guidance of CCGHE's Dr. Larry Chang, Alvin worked with the mLAKE (Lakefolk Actively Keeping Engaged) and EMAI Rakai (Ecological Momentary Analysis and Intervention) studies in Uganda. Both studies are a partnership with the Rakai Health Science Program (RHSP) and use software developed by the award-winning emocha mobile health platform ( The mLAKE intervention trains community health workers to deliver...