Meet Our Team

Ijeoma Opara

Our Director

Ijeoma Opara, PhD, MSW, MPH., studies strengths-based approaches to sexual health and youth substance use prevention for youth of color, strengths-based strategies for Black girls, and community-based participatory research.

Core Team

Alumni lab members

  • Cora Gabriel, MPH
  • Sydney Hussett-Richardson, MPH
  • Taylor Choe, MPH
  • Ann Abraham, MPH, MSW
  • Christine Pham, MPH
  • Courtnae Alves
  • Deanna Parisi, MPH
  • Kristina Cross, MSW
  • Carolanne Clark, MSW
  • Tynisha D. George, MPH, MSW
  • Ashley Lizarraga, MSW
  • Maame Araba Assan, MPH, CHES
  • Daneele Thorpe
  • Petty Tineo, PhD
  • Livia Lazarro, MPH
  • Dharmi Desai, MPH, MBBS
  • Ebony Laboy, MPH