Meet The facilitators

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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.

Yassah N. Lavelah

MSW student 


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

Fun fact: I am ambidextrous.


Thoin Begum

Postdoctoral Fellow


Research interests: Maternal & Child Health, Reproductive Health, Toxic Environmental Exposures, Health Disparities, Indigenous Health, and Disabilities


Fun Fact: I like to travel the world, so far I have been to 10 countries.