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Jaleel Kuteh graduated in December 2016 from the BSPH program. Jaleel worked with Dr. Lee in Spring 2016 on a vape shop mapping study to determine how to best identify vape shop retailers using online business lists and ground truthing.
Jaleel did the analysis for a published paper that is available open access from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and presented a poster at the NC Public Health Association Educational Conference.
Nunzio Landi graduated in May 2016 with a BFA (concentration in graphic design). He worked with Dr. Lee on an experimental pilot study about cigarette pack designs' relation to consumers' interest in health and quitting by providing a graphic design perspective and designing cigarette packaging for the study. Nunzio's portfolio can be found here.
Megan DeMarco graduated in May 2017 and took a job at UNC Healthcare. She worked with Dr. Lee on a series of research projects including the NC Pride Survey, ECU's LGBTQ Health Promotion Team, and a study of LGBT health centers' tobacco treatment systems.
Ashley Cabacungan graduated in May 2017 and took a job at Duke University. She worked with Dr. Lee on NC Pride Survey and survey experiments about sexual orientation discrimination and health.
Kelly Johnson graduated in December 2013 with a B.S. in Public Health Studies (Concentration: Community Health) and from the MA in Health Education in December 2017. She worked with Dr. Lee on an assessment of LGBT health centers' tobacco cessation policies and systems. She joined the staff of the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization after graduating.
Kasim Ortiz is a doctoral student in the Sociology program at the University of New Mexico and a Health Policy Fellow with UNM’s Center for Health Policy. His research interests include social determinants of health disparities among racialized sexual minority populations, discrimination (institutional & interpersonal), mass incarceration, neighborhoods & spatial analyses, political contexts and social activism. His current research investigates how neighborhood contexts (specifically residential segregation) impacts health behaviors among racialized sexual minority populations in the U.S.
Israel Mendez graduated in May 2018. He worked on a project to understand how messages about health disparities are viewed by LGBT community leaders and on a health information literacy project with migrant and seasonal farmworkers. He enrolled in ECU’s Physician Assistant Program after graduating.
Jasmine Spivey graduated in 2017. She led a research project on how pride parades and festivals incorporate tobacco-related policies and sponsorships that is published in the American Journal of Public Health. She enrolled in a health informatics program at the University of New England after graduating.