Equitable community partnerships are at the heart of our research in the Fielding-Miller Lab. We use community-engaged research approaches to understand and address social determinants of health in historically marginalized communities from Eswatini to San Diego. Dr. Fielding-Miller’s particular areas of expertise include the social epidemiology of COVID-19, HIV, and gender-based violence.
Carrissa Wijaya, MPH, MSW
Carrissa Wijaya is a Project Coordinator for the Safer At School Early Alert (SASEA) project under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington and her Master of Public Health from San Diego State University. Her research interests include dissemination and implementation, adolescent health, and prevention of gender and sexual orientation health disparities.
Laura Kohn, MPA
Co-Investigator, Education and Child Care Subject Matter Expert
Laura is an advocate and policy expert in K-12 and early childhood education. She is SASEA’s liaison with the school and child care sites, and she helps guide the development of implementation plans.
Marlene Flores, MA Latin American Studies
Marlene Flores is a Qualitative Researcher at UCSD. Her studies focused on gender, migration, and sociology.
Anh Vo, BA
Anh Vo received both her B.A in Global Health and B.A in International Studies- Anthropology at UC San Diego. She is a qualitative researcher working on a research project focusing on COVID 19 early alert monitoring system in K-12 settings and daycares in Dr.Rebecca Fielding-Miller’s Lab. Anh is also currently working under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller on a project that focuses on sexual resistance intervention and gender based violence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interest include Human Rights, Gender Equity, Global Health and Infectious Disease.
Tina Le, BS
Tina Le graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S in Public Health and is currently pursuing a Master in Public Health. She is a graduate student researcher helping Dr. Fielding-Miller study the perceptions of COVID-19 among elementary school staff and families. She is passionate about health equity and and her research interests include infectious diseases, and women, infant, and children’s health.
Ashkan Hassani, Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration (General Biology minor)
Ashkan is proficient at many hobbies including tennis, cooking, bouldering, sculpting, but does not excel at any of them. He is a firm believer of master of none, better than a master of one. Currently. Ashkan is working as a phlebotomist and preparing to take the MCAT.
Dawn Duong, BSPH
Dawn is a student researcher in Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller's Lab here at UCSD. She is studying the impact of environmental testing as an early alert system in school and childcare centers while working toward her BS in Public Health. In her free time, she enjoys rollerblading by the beach, surfing, and practicing yoga.