Meet The
Youth Advisory Board

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Aisha Bhimla

Postdoctoral Fellow

She/Her/Hers

Research interests: Health disparities, physical activity, neighborhood and built environment, immigrant health

Fun Fact: I enjoy running, cooking, coffee, and Florida beaches.

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Ra'Ann Merceir

Research Project Associate

She/Her/Hers

Research interests: Sexual health education, immigrant health, mental health

 

Fun Fact: I *was* an avid concert goer. I have seen over 35 artist perform live.

Student Worker

She/Her/Hers

Research Interests: Immigrant Health, community-based participatory research, perceived institutional racism, health disparities

Fun Fact: I love to swim and do taekwondo in my free time!

Julia Trout

Graduate Student Research Assistant

She/Her/Hers

Research Interests: Cancer survivorship, cancer disparities, cancer prevention

Fun Fact: I met Dwayne Wade on Temple University's campus in 2017!

Raesibe Tanaka Mada 

Student Worker 

She/Her/Hers

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS

Fun Fact: I enjoy traveling and sightseeing. 

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Jade Truehart

Research Coordinator

She/Her/Hers

Research Interests: Maternal/child health, social determinants of health

Fun Fact: I like going to museums and exhibits. 

Ellen Kim

Research associate

She/Her/Hers

Research interests: health disparities, cancer prevention

 

Fun Fact: I might be closer to a sloth than a Homo sapien; I once slept 20 hours in one day.

Tiffany Li

MSW student 

She/Her/Hers

Research Interests: Maternal & Child Health, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, Immigrant Health 

Fun fact: I am ambidextrous.

Yassah N. Lavelah