Team Members

Community Advisory Board

We have a wonderful community advisory board, which includes advocates, performers, artists, and teachers from Baltimore.  We are grateful for their presence and contributions to this study.  

Research Team

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Matthew Chin I am an MPH student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow. For the past two years I have worked in research and evaluation at a federally qualified community health center. I am interested in the ways culture and environment drive health behavior and is particularly passionate about public health projects that are run through community participation. In my spare time, I like learning new languages, watching Marvel movies, and finding the best cheeseburger in town.

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Carl Latkin  My work is in health promotion using naturally occurring social networks to promote the health and well-being of community members and working to develop programs that are relevant and useful to the community.

 

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Meghan Moran I am an assistant professor in Department of Health, Behavior & Society at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  My research examines how media and pop culture impact health, with a focus on youth and tobacco use. I am particularly interested in the contribution of media to health disparities, and how to best apply policy and develop communication campaigns to eliminate these disparities. In my free time, I enjoy baking and running.

 

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Allison Mathews I am a native of Dallas, Texas, with deep roots to Louisiana. My upbringing and educational experiences developed a strong interest in integrating social justice with arts, research, and technology. I earned a BA in Sociology for Howard University and an MA and PhD in Sociology from UNC Chapel Hill. I work as a researcher at UNC Chapel Hill in the Department of Social Medicine and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease where I serve as the Director of the 2BeatHIV project. I am also the CEO and Founder of Community Expert Solutions, which is a consulting company that uses crowdsourcing to identify and develop community-based projects that solve health problems. In my spare time, I love to sing, dance, and do photography.

Kathleen Page

Kathleen Page I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins.  My work focuses on improving access and quality of care in Baltimore. I co-founded Centro SOL https://www.jhcentrosol.org/ whose mission is to promote equity for the Latinx community in Baltimore and to assess the impact of immigration policy on health.  In addition, I serve as the Baltimore City Health Department’s Director of Clinical Services. At our clinics, we provide integrated sexual health services, including STI care, HIV and HCV testing and treatment, and PrEP.  We also have a mobile clinic that partners with syringe exchange program in our city to provide treatment for opioid use disorder, wound care, and sexual health care. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, and my hyperactive dog. I love camping, hiking, biking, skiing- anything outside- and especially love to travel and get to know new places and people.

Rashel Rabinovich

Rashel Rabinovich I am a first year Masters student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health pursuing a degree in Social and Behavioral Interventions in International Health. Outside of school you can find me running around Patterson Park and Fells Point, just last month I finished the Baltimore Running Festival Half Marathon. When I’m not running, I enjoy cooking, trying new food, and reading.

 

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Joseph Tucker I am an Associate Professor at UNC School of Medicine and am the Director of UNC Project-China. I am interested in using crowdsourcing to promote health and well-being, using the tools of medicine, public health, art, computer science, and social science. Crowdsourcing may be a powerful force to transform health services. Crowdsourcing has a group of non-experts and experts solve a problem, then shares the solution with the public. Much of my research has focused on China because of the pronounced resurgence of syphilis in addition to a strong capacity for coordinated public health responses.

 

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Jordan White is a public health and social work scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Jordan is the inaugural Desmond Tutu Fellow of Public Health and Human Rights at the university and the first graduate student to receive the University’s LGBTQ health certificate. His research primarily focuses on implementing and evaluating peer approaches to health promotion among racial and sexual minority men in the United States.  Jordan has managed community engagement and undergraduate student training at the Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) since 2012. Jordan has worked in HIV prevention across government, academic, corporate and community-based settings. Jordan helped develop the first national health communication campaigns for Black and Latino men who have sex with men in the United States at the Centers for Disease Control (Testing makes us stronger and Reasons).

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John Mark Wiginton I have been previously involved in HIV-related community research and practice in Southeast Michigan and Baltimore. I am happy to join the My Voice, My Choice team to help showcase the talent of Baltimore’s beautiful, resilient communities and enhance the health of the city. In my free time, I like to explore the Maryland countryside and sample Baltimore’s delicious eats.

 

 

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Cui Yang My name is Cui (“Tsway”) Yang, and I am an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. My work has focused on finding a better way to improve health and wellbeing in all communities.  In my spare time, I love exploring food from different countries, hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with my family.