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Center for Adolescent Health

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headshotTerrinieka W. Powell, PhD 

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Principal Investigator 

Dr. Terri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and core faculty in the Center for Adolescent Health. She leads the Better Together Research Team. Her areas of expertise are adolescent health, qualitative methodology, community-engaged approaches to research and implementation science. She aims to improve adolescent health outcomes through partnerships with churches, schools, libraries and other community-based organizations.

headshotMonique Burton

Young Adult Partner

Monique was born and raised in East Baltimore. She currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses at Initiatives Inc. She hopes to one day own a daycare center and work with children in schools. She decided to be a partner on the Better Together project because she wants to give back. Children are our future and helping them succeed is the best way she can give back.

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Darian Glover

Young Adult Partner

Darian was born and raised in East Baltimore. He currently serves as a Team Lead at Civic Works where he teaches and mentors young adults. He decided to be a partner on the Better Together project because he wants to see change in underserved communities. He believes hard work leads to success.

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Dianna Portee-Mason

Young Adult Partner

Dee was born and raised in East Baltimore. She has past experience working on community-based projects related to youth advocacy. She decided to be a partner on the Better Together project because she has a personal history with our target population. She wants to use what she’s learned to help them.

sariAsari Offiong, MPH 

Doctoral Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Research Assistant 

Asari is a doctoral student in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Her research interests focus on threats to adolescent health through mixed methods and community-based approaches. She has experience implementing culturally relevant programs related to substance use prevention and reproductive health to youth across the east coast. She has an unwavering commitment to helping youth thrive via research and public health programs and initiatives.

lewisQuiana Lewis, MPH 

Doctoral Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Research Assistant 

Quiana is a doctoral student in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Her areas of research interest are family policy, adolescent health, housing, multigenerational care giving and foster care. She believes that every young person should have a fair chance to live their healthiest life. Accordingly, she sees it as her mission to ensure that policies, systems, and programs support the healthy development of the nation's most vulnerable youth.

smithBianca Smith, MPH 

Doctoral Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Research Assistant 

Bianca is a doctoral student in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health. Her areas of research interest include health disparities, adolescent and young adult health, structural determinants of health, and social epidemiology. She aims to understand the health implications of structural racism among African American adolescent and emerging adult populations.

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Kalai Willis, MPH 

Masters Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Research Assistant 

Kalai is a master's student in the department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Her areas of research interest encompass both adolescent and women's health across the spectrum of health inequity. She is most passionate about the significance of health communication and project implementation for health behavior change.

MorganMorgan Prioleau 

Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Research Assistant 

Morgan is a Senior Research Assistant in the Center for Adolescent Health. She believes it is unjust that so many young people are in environments that are not conducive to their own healthy behaviors. She emphasizes that people should not only have access to health resources, but also be in positions to realistically utilize those health resources. She seeks to support youth in leading healthier lives.