She received her B.S. from Towson University, her nursing degrees from Essex Community College (A.D.N) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (B.S.N.), and her Ph.D. in Nursing from Duke University. Her research examines the impact of social, structural, and institutional factors that contribute to the health disparities for Black adolescents and young adults, particularly sexual and gender minority youth.
"I support the B Lab vision by bringing a health equity lens to examine how lifetime experiences with violence impacts the sexual health of Black adolescent and young adult and their ability to access timely care."
Susan received her A.A. in English Education from Howard County Community College, and is currently in the process of pursuing a B.A. in Education.
“I support the B-Lab by being the oil for the squeaky wheels - when someone needs support in an area, it's my job to step in to provide it; whether that be through copy & line editing, scheduling, problem-solving, or other general admin duties.”
Terrinieka W. Powell, PhD (@DrTerriPowell on Twitter)
Associate Professor & Vice-Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE)
Dr. Terri is a trained Community Psychologist committed to improving adolescent health outcomes, with an extensive history of using community-engaged approaches and working with community partners (e.g., churches, libraries, and youth-oriented CBOs) to conduct research. She has expertise in adolescent health, qualitative methods, intervention development, and implementation science. She has collaborated with institutions across the country to promote educational attainment as well as prevent teen pregnancy, HIV, and substance use among adolescents. She has over 40 publications and has been PI or Co-I on several externally funded grants that seek to improve the lives of vulnerable young people.
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Nancy received her B.A in Psychology from the University of Louisville and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville. Her research interest focuses on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of mental health illness and how it affects physical and reproductive health outcomes of “vulnerable” populations, specifically Black families.
"I support the B-Lab vision by adding a mental health component to help identify and better understand adolescent behaviors in order to promote a healthy state of wellbeing."
Nancy Adane, M.Ed.
Bailey earned her BA in Sociology from Spelman College and MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research interests include digital interventions, chronic disease prevention, gender equity, and suicidality among Black and Latinx youth and young adults.
“I support the B Lab vision by improving minority health and advancing innovative interventions that promote positive health outcomes for adolescents.”
Bailey Holmes Spencer, MPH
PhD Student & Research Assistant
Aris received her BS in Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research interests include reproductive and perinatal health disparities, CBPR-informed interventions, and health equity.
"I support the B Lab vision by supporting research that aims to uplift younger generations by partnering with communities to break down barriers to holistic health and opportunity."
Aris Stovall, BS
MSPH Student & Research Assistant
Diamond is an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins majoring in Public Health on the Pre-Dental track. She is interested in adolescent health, food insecurity, and dental public health.
“I support the B Lab vision by supporting research that aims to better understand how to promote high quality adolescent health and well-being.. ”
Undergraduate Student & Research Assistant
Bianca received her B.S. in Microbiology from Michigan State University and MPH from University of Georgia. Her areas of research interest include health disparities, adolescent and young adult health, structural determinants of health, and social epidemiology.
“I support the B Lab vision by conducting research that aims to eliminate barriers to positive health and wellbeing for youth of color.”
Bianca Smith, PhD, MPH
(@-bianca_smith on Twitter)
Wubishet is majoring in psychology at Johns Hopkins with a keen interest in pursuing a career as a clinical pediatric psychologist, with a specific focus on studying trauma exposure and diverse coping mechanisms.
“I support the B Lab vision by advocating for mental health awareness among minority populations and developing initiatives to introduce healthy coping strategies for mental illness within these communities.”
Undergraduate Student & Research Assistant
Joyell Arscott, PhD, RN, ACRN
Cassandra Berko, BS
Emily Davie, MSPH
Lauren Hunt, BA
Andrea Hwang, MSPH
Jordan Jenkins, BA
Olivia Kachingwe, PhD, MPH
Ashleigh LoVette, PhD, MA
Asari Offiong, PhD, MPH
Kalai Willis, MSPH
Quiana Lewis, PhD, MPH
Naya Moser, BA
Adrija Chakrabarty, BS
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