Umair Ahmed Andrabi is the Co-Founder & Director of the Foundation for Academia,
Innovation & Thought (FAITH). He is in the final year of law school at the Faculty of
Law, Jamia Millia Islamia. Umair sees law as a crucial instrument of social change and
believes quality research should be reflected in policy making and be made accessible to
Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD, is a practicing attorney who is a Professor at the Department
of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester. She is the Director of the Laboratory of
Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, as well as the Susan B. Anthony Center. She
has worked in the area of violence prevention in a variety of capacities as an attorney,
counselor, researcher, and activist. (until 31st August 2020)
Catherine Faurot MA, MFA is Assistant Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center at the
University of Rochester, where she works on social justice and human rights issues
through dissemination, international projects, community and campus engagement
work, and social media efforts. She holds Masters degrees in writing from Dartmouth
College and Bennington College.
Farhat Basir Khan is a distinguished media practitioner, visual communicationstrategist, innovator, and author. He serves as MAKA Chair Professor and Professor of
Media & Communication at AJK MCRC. He has been recognized for pioneering media
education and communication on development, sensitization for democratic
participation, gender, mental health, violence prevention, nurturing scientific
temperament, and championing a fully connected, empowered, and inclusive digital
Joloire Lauture is from New York City and is currently a medical student at the
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 2016, she received a
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester in English Literature. Her research interests have included access to permanent supportive housing and healthcare for
homeless individuals and the social determinants of health of women coming out of
Mona Mittal, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Science, School of
Public Health, at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a clinical researcher Dr.
Mittal is engaged in prevention and intervention research aimed at improving health
outcomes of women with experiences of gender-based violence
Margaret L. Phillips , JD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Paralegal Studies
program at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. She advocates for paralegals to assist
in resolving the access to justice crisis, and researches and writes in the area of legal
pedagogy for college students.
Ramya Sampath is a medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine
Trisha Aurora, our Lead Medical Student Editor, is a medical student at the University
of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester in Neuroscience. Her interests include: women's health, mental
health, and working with underserved communities.
John P. Cullen , PhD, is the Associate Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center at the
University of Rochester and a Professor of Clinical and Director of Diversity and
Inclusion for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of
Rochester Medical Center. He is committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and supportive workplace, and his efforts have led to the delivery of local and national
workshops and conferences that address racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ healthcare as well as
disparities in the delivery of medical services.
Naseer Husain Jafri is the Co-Founder & Director of the Foundation for Academia,
Innovation & Thought (FAITH). He has graduated in law from Faculty of Law, Jamia
Millia Islamia. Naseer is a passionate student of law and has a keen interest in
contributing to the research sector, believing that fostering communication between
different groups of people is essential for the development of a globalized world
Catherine Kothari, PhD, is Associate Professor at Western Michigan University Homer
Stryker MD School of Medicine. She is senior epidemiologist for Cradle-Kalamazoo, a
collective impact community initiative to promote population health and racial equity.
She conducts investigator-initiated research on social determinants of health and service
delivery across health, social service, criminal justice, and mental health systems
Olga Alvarez Lopez is a medical student at the University of Rochester School of
Medicine and Dentistry. She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Biological
Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work is focused on oncology, healthcare
barriers, and social justice
Diane Morse, MD, is an internal medicine physician and researcher with special skills,
training, and experience regarding women with co-morbid substance use disorders,
under-treated medical conditions, trauma history, domestic violence, and criminal
justice involvement. She also has extensive experience as an educator and researcher in
medical communication. To learn more about Dr. Morse and the Women's Initiative
Supporting Health Transitions Clinic (WISH-TC), read her recent interview with The
Fortune Society's Reentry Education Project at :http://tinyurl.com/dsmorse.
Dr. Faizanur Rahman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Jamia
Millia Islamia, located in New Delhi. He has been working as a mentor to the F.A.I.T.H.
student team and supports open access to peer-reviewed dissemination of science.
Christopher D. Thomas is Counsel at Nixon Peabody LLP. He is a trial lawyer with 35
cases-to-jury verdict. He focuses his practice on the aggressive representation of people,
businesses and non-profits. Major clients include universities, utilities, construction, and