Peter is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychology and School of Public Health, with a career focusing on mental health research and promotion among youth. He has worked in clinical, programmatic, and research settings in mental health, leading work such as researching the mental health impacts of youth’s social networking site use, creating web-apps and educational seminars on sexual and mental health of marginalized populations, and advising and producing media projects focusing on youth empowerment. As a projects manager for the Healthy Minds Network, he helps strategize how the Network’s research may be translated into impactful programs, education, and tools for youth across the nation. Peter is thrilled about the Healthy Minds Network’s growing scope, and is available to talk about building partnerships with Healthy Minds
Jasmine graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She is a Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. Currently, she is studying how stereotypes influence group interactions among racial minorities, women, and athletes. She hopes to one day produce research that inspires systemic change within athletic organizations to improve mental health outcomes among athlete populations.
Hannah is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she studied Public Policy at the Ford School with a focus area in mental health issues and policy. She worked as a course facilitator for the U-M mini-course critical Issues in Mental Health, and collaborated with Wolverine Wellness to launch a Wellness tab on the U-M online academic platform, Canvas. She served as the Executive Director of Wolverine Support Network, a student organization that runs 30+ peer support groups every week. Hannah is particularly interested in mindfulness, youth wellness programing, and the link between exposure to nature and mental health. She loves to hike and write.
Akilah is a graduate of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Prior to pursuing her graduate studies, Akilah worked extensively in various student affairs roles guided by her passion for improving the health and well-being of college students. Her previous experiences working in studetn affairs led to her passion for contributing to public health research to better understand and address the health concerns that impact college students across the United States. Akilah also received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati.
Matthew is a first year graduate student pursuing a Master in Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at University of Michigan. In undergrad, Matthew was deeply involved in mental health activism, he serves as President of Cornell Minds Matter and founded a student-run mental health policy task force that implemented mental health reform with the administration. Matthew has previously worked for Stanford Healthcare as an administrative intern and served on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Tompkins County. Currently, Matthew is a Class Representative for the Health Management and Policy Department and serves as Professional Development Chair for the Public Health Student Assembly. He enjoys running, lifting, hiking, and listening to music
Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and her Master’s degree in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. As a therapist, she has worked with adults and adolescents at the New Mexico Office of Medical Investigator, as well as with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Mexico. She manage suicide prevention and veteran behavioral health programs at the New Mexico Human Services Department, Behavioral Health Services Division. During her time in this position she coordinated a statewide Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suicide prevention grant, and contributed to the creation of a veteran-specific behavioral health support training curriculum. She appreciates the public health approach the Healthy Minds Network takes to research, and is committed to bring mental health knowledge into practice.