Sydney Hussett works as a Research Assistant on various projects in The SASH Lab including The Dreamer Girls Project, an HIV and drug use prevention study for Black Girls. Sydney is co-leading the Dreamer Girls Project Youth Advisory Board which brings together Black girls in New Jersey and other parts of the country to discuss ways in which research can be used as an empowerment tool for Black girls in prevention.
Sydney is pursuing her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale University. She is interested in researching a broad variety of topics surrounding health equity in the Black community. This includes exploring how environmental factors (ie., available green space, institutional racism) influence health and health behaviors and strengths-based program implementation using a feminist and eco-sociological perspective.
During her time at the SASH Lab, Sydney hopes to develop her research and program implementation skills, connect with members of the community and work towards providing equitable solutions for marginalized populations. In the future, Sydney hopes to gain experience with program and project implementation for a few years before pursuing a DrPH degree.