Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, YSPH; Track Director, Applied Analytical Methods and Epidemiology, Online Executive MPH Program; Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program
Contacts for the Office of DEI
Administrator of DEI Programs, Office of the Dean
Lauren is a second-year CDE student in the US Health and Justice Concentration. She is hoping to spend her time as DEI ambassador facilitating open conversations between students and faculty and establishing a foundation for long-term, systemic DEI change. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, cooking, and going on bike rides!
Aivy is a second-year MPH student with a concentration in healthcare management. Originally from San Francisco, California, she recently graduated from undergrad at Yale University with a degree with distinction in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. This summer, Aivy had the opportunity to work for Deloitte Consulting as a Healthcare Summer Associate, in which she worked on process improvement in the provider space. On-campus, she is excited to engage more with the DEI community, especially in terms of addressing health equity in her new role as Diversity Ambassador. Some of Aivy's hobbies include dancing, hiking, and exploring new food locations!
Simi is a second-year master’s candidate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at YSPH. She is a graduate researcher at the Yale School of Medicine with the Black Maternal Health Study, where she conducts qualitative research on the experiences of Black women with diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy. Simi volunteers with the HAVEN Free Clinic and Neighborhood Health Project to provide clinical services to underserved populations in the New Haven community and is on the board of the Women of Color for Maternal and Child Health organization. She also serves as the second-year SBS department representative. In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and African-American Studies from Harvard College. She is from Saint Louis, Missouri, and is of Nigerian heritage.