Shawn is a third year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program. Originally from Texas, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Duke University and a Master of Health Science in Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research interests have focused on ethnic minority youth development, with an emphasis on risk and protective factors across a variety of contexts. His previous research has examined ethnic identity and parenting practices in the context of externalizing behaviors and substance use. Shawn is passionate about eliminating racial health disparities, particularly those related to mental health services.
Jason is currently a second year doctoral student in the School of Public Health, department of Health Policy and Management. Previously he earned a Bsc in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Montclair State University in NJ. Later he graduated with Msc in Health Services Management and Policy from Milano School of Management and Policy of New School University in New York City, NY. Subsequently Jason graduated with MBA degree from New Jersey City University in NJ. Jason's research interests are on prevention, treatment and control of non-communicable diseases, diseases like cancer, heart conditions and diabetes; quality of care and access of care for marginalized and vulnerable populations, patient flow and care transitions.
Carrie-Ann Gordon was born and raised in Jamaica. She received her bachelorís of Science degree from Brown University in Chemistry with a second concentration in Africana Studies focusing on Afro-Caribbean people and culture. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the division of biological chemistry in the Chemistry department where she conducts research on the effects of reactive oxygen species on telomere biology. She previously served as secretary for BGPSA during the 2011-2012 year.
Meredith Clark is a third-year doctoral student in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She came to UNC from Florida, where she last worked as an opinion editor, editorial writer and columnist at the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. Her research interests include digital media pedagogy, social media and race and communication. In her limited free time she enjoys watching movies and catching up on news, information and pop culture via Twitter (@meredithclark).
Davena is from a small town outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University in 2007. Currently, Davena is in her final year of the dual masterís degree program between the school of social work and the school of government and serving as the Service Committee Chair. Her academic areas of interest are holistic community development, sustainable economic development, urban revitalization, poverty policy, and health and wellness. She plans to pursue a career as a licensed clinical social worker, community organizer, entrepreneur and government administrator.
Tandrea is a native of eastern North Carolina. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. She also completed her Master of Public Health degree from East Carolina University in 2009. Currently, Tandrea is a fourth year doctoral student in Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include health disparities, chronic disease management, and care transitions. She hopes to pursue a career conducting research that will help to inform health policy and practice, and improve the health of minorities with chronic illnesses.
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