Meet The Team

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Kedar 

Johnson 

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Kedar Johnson is a junior in the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Trained in focus group procedures and the use of our interview guide, questionnaire design, data analysis. He also assists in the development of manuscripts. He enjoys health and wellness, fitness, running and working with youth. 

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Salisha Baranwal

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Salisha Baranwal is a junior in the University of Michigan School of Literature, Science, and Art. While she aspires to further her career in medicine, she has an interest in social media and its influences. Salisha also manages DRB social medias, is in charge of advertisement for MASC II, and designs for the UMICH yearbook and the DRB lab.

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Julian

Lanum

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Julian Lanum is a junior in the University of Michigan School of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is majoring in Neuroscience while working towards a future in medicine. Julian is committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved communities and incorporates this into his work at The Dr. B Lab.

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Alexis

Paisley

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Alexis Paisley is a graduating senior at Oakland University. She will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. Alexis has played a key role in the DRB staff by coding and aiding in logistical assessments to ongoing projects and papers. 

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Kourtni

Carty

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Kourtni Carty is a junior at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. As a member of the DRB Lab, Kourtni specializes in both organizational management and social media outreach. As a passionate and virtuous member of the DRB staff, Kourtni aims to gain experience and exposure to issues related to the health and well being of underrepresented populations. 

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Rico

Ozuna-Harrison

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Rico Ozuna-Harrison is a senior in the University of Michigan College of LSA. He is a pre-med student and walk-on to the University of Michigan Men's Basketball Team. As a research assistant for Dr. Burns, Rico brings skills in scholarly writing, photography, website design as well as taking lead in focus groups.

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Lindsay

Miles

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Lindsay Miles is a junior in the University of Michigan School of Nursing. While she aspires to further her career in health, she has an interest in teens and young adults. Lindsay has excellent skills in managing social media sites, creating and improving surveys,  creating infographics, and conducting team literature Reviews. 

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Rebecca

Abaddi

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Rebecca Abaddi is currently a pediatric nurse practitioner student on the doctor of nursing practice track. She works as an infectious disease nurse and enjoys her work immensely. She is excited to begin working on projects in the lab that will ultimately lead to better patient health outcomes. She helped create an organization at U of M called Future Black Healthcare Professionals which she is currently the President of.

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Mackenzie

Adams

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Mackenzie Adams, MPH is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She manages projects within the DRB Lab focused on young men’s sexual health, new media interventions, and community-academic partnerships. Her primary research interest is the mental health and well-being of youth, particularly those who experience disparities in access to care.

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