About

Team

Keren Ladin, Ph.D., M.Sc
Director
Research Interests: social networks and social support, complex healthcare decision-making; health disparities; ethics of resource allocation; health policy
Outside Tufts: Hiking, travel, the beach, trying out new restaurants
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Satia A. Marotta, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Research Interests: Intersection of social psychology, law, and public policy; intervention science; diversity
Outside Tufts: Crocheting, weaving, spinning (Rumpelstiltskin style), and all things sci-fi and fantasy
 

Research Assistants
Kelsey N. Berry
Program: PhD Program in Health Policy, Harvard University
Research Interests: Justice and fairness in resource allocation, ethics of vulnerability, mental health policy
Outside Tufts: Modern dance technique and dancing professionally
Carly Eiduson
Program: B.S. Biology, B.A. Community Health
Research Interests: Health disparities, maternal and child health
Outside Tufts: Cooking, Traveling, Exploring Boston
Megan Gately
Program: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies (with departments of Occupational Therapy, Public Health, and Psychology), Tufts University
Research Interests: Dementia, caregivers, telehealth, occupational therapy to promote health and wellness
Outside Tufts: Hiking, reading, writing poetry
Christiana Hug
Program: B.S. Biology, B.A. Community Health
Research Interests: Health Disparities, Global Health
Outside Tufts: Tufts Swimming and Diving team, traveling, photography
Evan Hunter
Program: MS, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: Therapeutic effects of music, aging population, social psychology, and mental health
Outside Tufts: Playing the piano, running, hiking, sports classes, going to concerts, and reading
Chista Irani
Program: BS, Biology and Community Health
Research Interests: Global health, maternal health, health ethics, public health interventions
Outside Tufts: Squash and running
Tira Oskoui
Program: BA, Community Health and Biology
Research Interests: Health ethics and justice, reproductive health, global health
Outside Tufts: Journalism, dance, playing piano, exploring Boston and beyond
Shelby Wilkerson
Program: BA, Community Health
Research Interests: Epidemiology, maternal and child health, and health education
Outside Tufts: Contemporary dance, cooking, and yoga

Lab Alums

Katie Buttafarro
Program: Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: OT applications in pediatric and physical dysfunction settings
Outside Tufts: Playing piano, reading, scrapbooking, and hiking with my husband and our dog

Alexis Daniels, MS, OTR/L
Research Assistant
Research Interests: Occupational therapy, health disparities, teaching kitchens, nutrition
Outside Tufts: Director of the East Boston YMCA's Teaching Kitchen, cooking with kids!
Jojo Emerson
Program: BA/MPH, Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests: medical sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics
Outside Tufts: Playing ultimate frisbee and cooking
Emily Hahn
Program: BA, Spanish and Community Health
Research Interests: Public health, qualitative research, health education
Outside Tufts: Traveling, running, and painting!
Elyssa Harris
Program: BA, Developmental Biological Anthropology (Interdisciplinary Studies major)
Research Interests: Social networks and self-efficacy in vulnerable populations
Outside Tufts: Dancing and photography
Allison Kannam
Program: BA Community Health; Pre-Med Track
Research interests: Health disparities, youth and education
Outside Tufts: Singing, swimming in the ocean, spending time with family
Rohini Loke
Program: B.S. Biology, B.A. Community Health
Research Interests: health disparities, maternal health
Outside Tufts: Singing, hiking, traveling
Marianna Marques
Program: Community Health; Pre-med track
Research Interests: Social entrepreneurship, health, education, poverty alleviation
Outside Tufts: Soccer, read, volunteer at my local church
Meghan Olsen
Program: BA, Community Health and Biology
Interests: Preventative Medicine, Reproductive Health, Health Education
Outside Tufts: Spending time outside, travel, and baking
Renuka Pandya, Ph.D.
Lab Coordinator
Research Interests: Global health equity, public health interventions
Outside Tufts: Running, experimenting with new recipes, gardening, and watching comedy shows
Ari Panzer
Program: BA, Psychology and Community Health
Research Interests: Statistical discrimination and implicit bias in health care
Outside Tufts: Quidditch, Ice Cream, Lets Go Mets!, exploring Boston with friends
Greg Zhang
Program: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Interests: Medical sociology, informal caregiving of elderly patients, social determinants of health
Outside Tufts: Catching up on reading, hiking