Allyson Baughman, MPH, Program Manger
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.
Rebecca Cantor is a policy initiatives manager. Prior to joining the center, Cantor facilitated coalition-building with pregnant and parenting teens and their providers in Massachusetts and conducted research on the social justice implications of culturally relevant care at Boston Medical Center. At the Boston Public Health Commission, she drafted policy related to LGBT and immigrant health. Cantor received a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the Boston University School of Public Health, a Master of Social Work in macro social work from the Boston University School of Social Work, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Vassar College.
Erin Doherty, 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.
Hector Lucero, 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.
Angela Murray, Executive Assistant
Angela Murray is the executive assistant to Jennifer Leaning, Harvard FXB’s director, and Jacqueline Bhabha, our director of research. Murray comes to FXB from the Harvard College Freshman Dean’s Office, where she was assistant to the resident dean of freshmen and the director of freshman programming. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in global health from Cornell University. She did her field work on maternal and child health in Zambia.
Jessica Moore-Kaplan, Managing Director
Jessica Moore-Kaplan is managing director for Harvard FXB’s flagship publication, Health and Human Rights: An International Journal. 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. She was senior web editor at Media Matters for America, working with the then-fledgling media watchdog group to bring their reporting and web presence up to full capacity. As senior producer for U.S. News and World Report, Moore-Kaplan managed education coverage for USNews.com, planning and executing education-related news packages, including the publication’s college and graduate school rankings. Moore-Kaplan has also acted as editor and publisher of Teen Voices, a magazine and mentoring program focusing on media literacy for girls. She was previously managing editor of digital media at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street and other educational children’s programming. While there, she strategized content approaches for the Workshop‘s relaunching website, for which the team won the 2009 Daytime Entertainment Emmy for New Approaches.
Research Assistant Krista Oehlke 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 Health and Human Rights Journal. She holds a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College, with concentrations in Spanish and philosophy.
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 B.S. in public health from the University at Albany (SUNY).
Mahader Tamene is a program manager at Harvard FXB. A public health practitioner dedicated to facilitating health and justice for underserved populations globally, her 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 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.