Sumaita (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student studying Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s School of Public Health. Additionally, she currently holds a position as a Research Associate for the HCC Program under TIEMH. Sumaita earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and her Master’s degree in Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her research is centered on enhancing mental and sexual health outcomes for vulnerable populations, mitigating adverse childhood experiences and risky health behaviors, promoting health equity, addressing health disparities, and exploring implementation science. As a Bangladeshi American, Sumaita is motivated to combine her passion for public health research and psychology to design evidence-based programs and interventions that can help underserved populations worldwide. During her free time, Sumaita enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Casper, and watching true crime shows.
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