Our Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS & CO-INVESTIGATORS

  • Jennifer Wagman, PhD, MHS Principal Investigator
    Assistant Professor, Fielding School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health Sciences, UC Los Angeles
  • Laury Oaks, PhD, MA UCSB Principal Investigator
    Chair of and Professor in the Department of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara
  • Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH UCLA Principal Investigator
    Associate Professor In-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UC Los Angeles
  • Jay Silverman, PhD UCSD Co-investigator
    Director of Research at Center on Gender Equity and Health
    Professor of Medicine and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Rebecca Fielding-Miller, PhD, MSPH UCSD Co-investigator
    Faculty at Center on Gender Equity and Health, Assistant Professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Melissa Smith, MD UCSB Consultant
    Director of Health Equity Initiatives, UC Santa Barbara
  • Lara Stemple, JD UCLA Consultant
    Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs at UCLA School of Law

STAFF

  • Claire Amabile, BA Research Lead
    Graduate Student Researcher at the Fielding School of Public Health, UC Los Angeles (Community Health Sciences Track)
  • Eunhee Park, MPH UCLA Graduate Student Researcher
    PhD Student in Public Health (Community Health Sciences track)
  • Stephanie Sumstine, MPH UCLA Research Lead
    Center Coordinator at UC Global Health Institute Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment
  • Scott Blair
    Scott Blair Graphic Designer & Web Designer / Front-end Developer at Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

STUDENT RESEARCHERS

  • Brittnie Bloom, MS UCSD Graduate Intern
    PhD Student in Public Health (Global Health Track)
  • Cierra Raine Sorin, MA UCSB Graduate Intern
    PhD Student in Sociology
    Feminist Studies Doctoral Emphasis
  • Pieter Baker, MPH UCSD Graduate Intern
    PhD Student in Public Health (Global Health Track)
  • Atreyi Mitra UCLA Undergraduate Intern
    Majors in Human Biology and Society and Public Affairs
  • Nina Suh-Toma UCSD Undergraduate Intern
    Major in Global Health
  • Vidhisha Mahesh UCSB Undergraduate Intern
    Major in Psychological and Brain Science / Minor in Feminist Studies
  • Olivia Almon UCLA Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Major in Sociology / Minors in Public Health and Environmental Systems and Society
  • Sean Sugai UCLA Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Major in Pre-Human Biology and Society and Anthropology

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