STUDENT COUNCILORS

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Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem, PhD

Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem is an MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School. Jamaji graduated from Morehouse College with a BS in Biology. He earned his PhD in the Harvard University Biological Sciences in Public Health program with a focus in Environmental Health. His dissertation examined the relationships of long-term air pollution exposure with biological aging in the elderly. He is the author of several peer-reviewed research articles. His broader research interests include the topics of aging-related diseases, biomarkers, exposure biology, and environmental health. In addition to his dedication to research and medicine, Jamaji has a strong passion for community enrichment through service and education. He hopes to use his education as a tool to alleviate health-related disparities that affect the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Elizabeth Lin, MPH

Elizabeth Lin is an MPH student in Environmental Health Sciences at Yale University. She developed a sampler called the Fresh Air Wristband. It is a low-cost and wearable monitor that collects/records exposure information (e.g. PAHs, PCBs) without impacting people’s mobility, including children and seniors. The sampler has been deployed in multiple cohorts studying pregnant women, children, and seniors and several international sites in India, China, South Africa, and Canada. She also developed other exposure assessment techniques, including measurement of environmental contaminants in biological matrices (whole blood, dried blood spots). Elizabeth is not only interested in developing innovative research tools but also for citizen science to increase the awareness of environmental exposures.