Atif Adam, MD, MPH - Doctoral Student
Atif is a doctoral student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a physician by training. His current research interests include using geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis to globally track childhood obesity and chronic disease trends and their impact on local health systems. Within the scope of the BHS, he seeks to use these and similar methods as a means to better understanding patterns of social and physical activity observed within an older adult sample.
Anuar Imanbayev, MHS - Doctoral Student
Anuar is a doctoral student in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Under the mentorship of Dr. Carlson, Anuar utilizes his DTI and fiber tracking expertise to conduct novel and innovative analyses on the BHS sample, to better understand the changes that occur in certain areas of the brain over time.
Sarah Khasawinah, BS - Doctoral Student
Sarah is a doctoral student in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Using both fMRI brain imaging and cognitive outcome measures, she is studying how specific pathways in the brain are related to cognitive function as we age. She also studies lifestyle factors that may mediate this relation, and is investigating neurological mechanisms through which physical, social, and cognitive activities may ward off cognitive decline in the elderly. Her background is in mathematics and statistics, and she received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College in 2009.
Vijay Varma, MPH - Doctoral Student
Vijay is a doctoral student pursuing his interest in cognition and aging within the Mental Health and Biostatistics Departments of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He has played a vital role to the BHS team, previously serving as project coordinator, and currently as senior data analyst. Vijay received his Bachelor's degree from Duke University in 2006, and Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009.
Charles Jonassaint, PhD - Post-doctoral Fellow
Charles received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University and is currently a fellow in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has a background in health disparities research and psychological complications in sickle cell disease. Charles' current research in the Brain Health Study focuses on helping understand the impact of anemia, or low hemoglobin, on cognitive function and brain integrity.
Abhimanyu Mahajan, MBBS - Masters Student
Abhimanyu is currently pursuing a Masters in Health Sciences, with a concentration in the Epidemiology of Aging, and is a physician by training. He received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from T.N. Medical College in Mumbai, India, with career interest that lie in carrying out research in clinical neurology, movement disorders, aging, sleep, neurodenegeration and cognition.
Julie Kuo, PhD - Post-doctoral Fellow
Yi-Fang Chuang, PhD - Doctoral Student