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Meet The
Youth Advisory Board

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Aisha Bhimla

Postdoctoral Fellow


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

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


Ra'Ann Merceir

Research Project Associate


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


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


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 


Research Interests: HIV/AIDS

Fun Fact: I enjoy traveling and sightseeing. 

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Jade Truehart

Research Coordinator


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

Fun Fact: I like going to museums and exhibits. 

Ellen Kim

Research associate


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 


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

Fun fact: I am ambidextrous.

Yassah N. Lavelah

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