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.


Lindsey Garrison, MPH

Research Assistant

Lindsey Garrison is a research assistant with the Disaster Response and Resilience Program. Her research interests focus on global health inequities, specifically among vulnerable populations. Lindsey has conducted health research and program evaluations in domestic and international settings. She holds an MPH in global health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in public administration and public health from Elon University


Hector Lucero, BA, BSc

Senior Finance Manager

Hector Lucero is FXB’s Senior Finance Manager. 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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Jessica Moore-Kaplan

Managing Director

Jessica Moore-Kaplan is managing director for Harvard FXB’s flagship journal, Health and Human Rights. Throughout her career as a journalist and web producer, she has focused on digital content strategy, working with news providers and non-profits to improve their online presence, reach, and efficacy. Moore-Kaplan was senior web producer for PBS’s nightly news program PBS NewsHour, where she led the production of multimedia news stories. While there, she won two Scripps Howard Awards for Excellence in Web Reporting and a South Asian Journalists Association Award.

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Krista Oehlke

Krista Oehlke, BA

Research Assistant

Krista Oehlke, research assistant, supports a range of human rights projects for the center through research, editing, and reporting. She coordinates the center’s child protection curriculum, a joint venture with UNICEF, and most recently, oversaw the production and editing of the volume Realizing Roma Rights, to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. 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.


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).


Mahader Tamene, MSc

Program Manager

A public health practitioner dedicated to facilitating health and justice for underserved populations globally, Mahader’s research interests focus on understanding the drivers of health inequities and finding effective interventions to addressing these. Tamene has worked in community health education, health research and program evaluation both domestically and abroad. She holds an MSc in global health and population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a BA in public policy and African/African-American studies from the University of Chicago.


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.