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Zoie C

- Research Program Mentor

MPH at Brown University


Health disparities and social determinants of health (public health), mindfulness, mental health, stress, psychology of addictions, human physiology, medicine, philanthropy/non-profit work


My academic passions lie at the intersection of public health and medicine. I am a strong advocate of addressing health disparities and promoting health equity through community-centered research. My current research focuses on coping with stress and improving physical health outcomes for marginalized youth in Hartford, CT who have been exposed to various traumas. My research team and I, including Hartford community members, are using data-driven mindfulness techniques to help these youth mitigate the effects of stress on their developing bodies. Outside of academia, you can find me on top of a mountain or kayaking along the Seekonk river. I love spending time outdoors as a way to recharge, exercise and develop my personal mindfulness practice. I also have a passionate love of music passed down from my father who's a musician, so you can also find me at a concert or scrolling through new artists on spotify!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Examining the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Interpersonal Violence

A devastating unintended consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic has been an increase in domestic violence cases, particularly among marginalized and under-resourced communities. This project will investigate how the pandemic has interacted with interpersonal violence through the lense of structural inequities.

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Teaching experience

I was a pre-medical mentor to underclassmen at my university during my last two years of undergrad. I have also been a teaching assistant for several courses throughout my undergraduate and graduate schooling. Lastly, I have served as a youth academic and creative mentor to adolescents in the Providence community for four years.


Work experience

Brown University School of Public Health (2022 - Current)
Teaching Assistent
Brown University (2021 - 2022)
Undergraduate Personal Health and Advising Intern
Butler Hospital Rhode Island (2019 - 2021)
Research Assistant
Brown University Mindfulness Center & University of Connecticut Collaboration (2021 - Current)
Research Assistant/Project Maneger


Brown University
BA Bachelor of Arts
Social and Natural Sciences
Brown University
MPH Master of Public Health

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