Current Students

The students in the Master's Program in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention come from all over the country, and all over the world. Their interests are varied and include the areas of addictions, HIV and AIDS, clinical psychology, exercise, and social inequality, among others. Meet them here:

Emilie Bourke
Interests: Childhood development, mental health
AdvisorChris Kahler


Michael Brickley
Interests: Exercise-mental health linkage
AdvisorDave Williams


Kelsey Collins
Interests: Sexual health, women's health, sexual health education
AdvisorKate Carey

Samuel Fricchione
Interests: Alcohol; Addiction
Advisor: Don Operario


Hannah Graves
Interests: adolescent substance use; adolescent risk-taking behaviors
Advisor: Nadine Mastroleo


Frederick Holloway
Interests: Minority youth populations,  culturally appropriate interventions
AdvisorKim Gans

David Manning

InterestsHIV, MSM, minority populations
AdvisorDon Operario


Miriam Midoun
Interests: Sexual health, gender norms, and the development of culturally-appropriate methods in research
Advisor: Akilah Dulin Keita


Jessica Mitter
InterestsHIV/AIDS, gender norms, resource-limited settings, culturally appropriate interventions
Advisor: Abigail Harrison


Gabriela Raffucci
Interests: HIV stigma, discrimination, social inequality; Spanish speaking populations
Advisor: Lynn Hernandez

Sylvia Shangani
Interests: HIV/AIDS, linkage to care and disclosure among most at risk poulations (MARPS)
Advisor: Don Operario


Amy Silvia
Interests: Women's Reproductive Health, Adolescent Sexual Health
Advisor: Don Operario

Tonya Tavares

Interests: Affects of alcohol and drugs on mood and behavior; addictions
Advisor: Tara White

Sheila Tumilty

Interests: HIV/AIDS, translational research, underserved populations
Advisor:Kate Carey

Sijia Wang

Interests: LGBT health
Advisor Don Operario

Emily Xavier

Interests: Veterans with comorbid disorders (PTSD, substance abuse); exercise, nutrition
Advisor: Rosemarie Martin

Chong Yang

Interests: Teen pregnancy, culturally appropriate interventions.
AdvisorAkilah Dulin Keita