Our Scholars

2018 – 2020 BIRCWH Cohort

Kamila Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor, Community-Public Health Nursing
Mentors: Susan Sherman, PhD; Karin Tobin, PhD
Research Interests: Underlying mechanisms that inform our understanding of sexual health disparities at the intersections of HIV and intimate partner abuse prevention, healthy sexuality and reproductive well-being.

Anna Beavis, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Gynecology & Obstetrics
Mentors: Bert Vogelstein, MD; Amanda Nickles Fader, MD
Research Interests: Women’s interest in endometrial cancer screening and knowledge of the consequences of obesity; Testing utility of the Papgene mutational analysis, a novel screening technique

Lydia Pecker, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology
Mentors: Sophie Lanzkron, MD, MHS; Mindy Christianson, MD
Research Interests: Reproductive and sexual health in adolescent and adult women with sickle cell disease (SCD)

Anna Powell, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Gynecology & Obstetrics
Mentors: Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD; Deborah Persaud, MD; Jean Anderson, MD
Research Interests: Improving perinatal outcomes for women living with HIV

Arthur Vaught, MD
Assistant Professor, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Surgery
Mentor: Robert Brodsky, MD
Research Interests: Targeted therapies for HELLP syndrome