Meet The Team

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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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Sandy 
Arena

Sandy Arena is senior in the University of Michigan School of Nursing Honors Program.

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Payton 
Harvey

Payton Harvey is a junior in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health studying Public Health Sciences. She has a deep interest in health informatics, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health. She is committed to a career working towards eliminating health disparities in underserved and marginalized communities. 

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Nidhi

Kandi

Nidhi is a Freshman nursing
student at the University of
Michigan, originally from
Cupertino, California.

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Julian

Lanum

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Julian Lanum is a senior 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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Peter
Thabet

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Peter Thabet is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He is pursuing a career in medicine and public health in order to serve and advocate for his communities and those of marginalized populations.

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Rakira
Urquhart

Rakira is a Junior at the University of
Michigan majoring in Gender in Health
and minoring in African American Studies
Rakira's hope is as a future MD/MPH her
research experiences can inform her
patient care and community outreach.

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Obiari Ugwu-Uche

Obiari is a junior studying a Information Science UX and Cognitive Science Philosophy Dual Degree at the University of Michigan. She has professional experience in sex and gendered research, interest in HCI and computational neuroscience AI research, and is a Posse Scholar and LS&A Honors Student.