Allyson Baughman, MPH

Program Manager

Allyson Baughman is Harvard FXB’s manager of policy initiatives. For more than eight years Allyson has been engaged in public health research projects on a range of topics, including food insecurity, chronic homelessness, gender-based violence, and the needs of LGB cancer survivors. Allyson received a Master of Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health in 2007. In 2010 she began doctoral training in public policy and public affairs at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is currently writing her thesis on the impact of work requirements under welfare reform in 1996, on the health behaviors of low-income single mothers.

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Erin Doherty, BA

Administrative Coordinator

Erin Doherty joined the Harvard FXB as administrative coordinator in the fall of 2014. She works closely with fellows and staff on administrative, financial, and human resources related requests. Prior to joining Harvard FXB, Doherty worked at Boston Children’s Hospital supporting faculty members in the Division of General Pediatrics. Doherty received a bachelor of arts in communication from Westfield State University.

Cynthia Gomez

Cynthia Gomez, BA

Faculty Coordinator

Cynthia Gomez joined the Harvard FXB Center as faculty coordinator, supporting Dr. Jennifer Leaning, FXB Center director, and Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, director of research. She performs a variety of complex administrative and clerical duties and coordinates the Work-in-Progress Series. Prior to joining Harvard FXB, Gomez worked at the Harvard AIDS Initiative supporting Dr. Richard Marlink. Gomez received a bachelor of arts in economics and global development from Smith College. She is currently an officer candidate for the U.S. Army – National Guard.

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Hector Lucero, BA, BSc

Assistant Director of Finance

Hector Lucero is FXB’s Assistant Director of Finance. Working closely with faculty, program managers, field team members and the center’s leadership team, he helps provide insight and guidance on reporting, tracking, and forecasting FXB’s fiscal needs and activities. Hector received bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from Boston University in 2003 and has been with Harvard University since 2008.


Emily Maistrellis, MSc

Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator Emily Maistrellis oversees Harvard FXB Center’s Policy Initiatives’ global sexual and reproductive health lawfare portfolio, which encompasses interdisciplinary research, events, and  advocacy on the role of courts and transnational actors in the use of law as an instrument of social change. Emily  has extensive experience in international maternal health and HIV/AIDS focused program implementation, grants management, and mixed methods research. She holds a BA in anthropology from Bates College, and an MSc in Society, Human Development, and Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Krista Oehlke

Krista Oehlke, BA

Program Coordinator

Krista Oehlke, program coordinator, supports a range of human rights projects for the center through research, reporting, and communications. She coordinates the center’s child protection curriculum, a joint venture with UNICEF, and, most recently, developed a chapter on access to medicines for the Health and Human Rights Resource Guide. Krista also oversaw the production and editing of Realizing Roma Rights, to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in Fall 2016. Oehlke previously served as editorial assistant for the center’s journal, Health and Human Rights. She holds a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College, with concentrations in Spanish and philosophy. Her research interests focus on understanding the experiences and needs of Central American children, youth, and forced migrants who traverse the US border.


Kaylie Patrick, MPH

Program Manager

Kaylie Patrick is a program manager who manages the Disaster Response and Resilience Program and supports the center’s human rights efforts in Burma. Her research interests focus on disaster response, international human rights violations, and food security. She has experience in health informatics and has worked extensively as a public health researcher. She holds an MPH in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public health and a BS in public health from the University at Albany (SUNY).


Myriam Zuber, MEd

FXB International Liaison Officer

Myriam Zuber joined us in 2014 as the FXB international liaison officer. Myriam is responsible for the design and implementation of a unique field education program for Harvard University students who will  expand their knowledge and experience in development, health, and human rights in impoverished communities by supporting FXBVillages. Myriam provides strategic direction and leadership to facilitate student-led capacity building, training, and evaluation for all FXBVillages, in addition to related activities within FXB International. She also builds educational, training, and research connections between FXB and the academic community at Harvard University. A native of France, Myriam holds a master of education from the Paris X University of Nanterre and a master of education in training, policy, and administration from Boston University. She has extensive international experience implementing innovative programs through non-governmental organizations in the field of community development and education.