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who we are

who we are

Healthy Teen Network and Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health have partnered to create Thrivology. 

Together, we make a team with extensive experience conducting and translating research, implementing and evaluating evidence-based approaches, providing capacity-building assistance, driving innovation, and working with diverse professionals, communities, and youth populations.

Collaboration is key in everything we do. That’s why we work alongside our Research Alliance to collectively brainstorm, ideate, create, and disseminate resources that you can use in the real world.

The Research Alliance is made up of adolescent health researchers, design researchers, youth-supporting professionals and practitioners, and young people. Research Alliance members bring a wealth of knowledge from their experiences and are an essential part of how Thrivology creates practical resources. 

Thrivology is a research-to-practice center, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA), that works to expand the delivery of trauma-informed, healing-centered, and  inclusive practices in adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming and care. 

Healthy Teen Network and Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health have joined together to create Thrivology. Together, we make a team with extensive experience conducting and translating research, implementing and evaluating evidence-based approaches, providing capacity-building assistance, driving innovation, and working with diverse professionals, communities, and youth populations.

Project Director

Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP

Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP

Director, Innovation & Research

Healthy Teen Network

Principal Investigator

Beth Marshall, MPH, DrPH

Beth Marshall, MPH, DrPH

Associate Director

Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health

Project Director

Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP

Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP

Director, Innovation & Research

Healthy Teen Network

Principal Investigator

Beth Marshall, MPH, DrPH

Beth Marshall, MPH, DrPH

Associate Director

Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health

Charlie Blue Brahm, MA

Charlie Blue Brahm, MA

Design Researcher

Healthy Teen Network

Emily Rose Connor, MPH

Emily Rose Connor, MPH

Design Coach

Healthy Teen Network

Mariah Cowsert

Mariah Cowsert

Communications Designer

Healthy Teen Network

Dai Danhi

Dai Danhi

Design Coach

Healthy Teen Network

Arianna de la Mancha

Arianna de la Mancha

Communications Designer

Healthy Teen Network

Bianca Devoto, MSPH

Bianca Devoto, MSPH

Senior Manager, Innovation & Research

Healthy Teen Network

Gina Desiderio, MA

Gina Desiderio, MA

Director, Communications

Healthy Teen Network

Kaitlyn LaBonte, LMSW

Kaitlyn LaBonte, LMSW

Project Coordinator

Healthy Teen Network

Patricia Natalie, MA

Patricia Natalie, MA

Design Researcher

Healthy Teen Network

Mackenzie Piper, MPH, CHES

Mackenzie Piper, MPH, CHES

Training & Instructional Design Manager

Healthy Teen Network

Terrinieka Powell, PhD

Terrinieka Powell, PhD

Associate Professor

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Annie Smith, PhD

Annie Smith, PhD

Assistant Scientist

Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health

Nicholas Sufrinko

Nicholas Sufrinko

Creative Direction and Product Design Manager

Healthy Teen Network

Paige Wilson

Paige Wilson

Communications Specialist

Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health

Collaboration is key in everything we do. The Research Alliance is made up of adolescent health researchers, design researchers, youth-supporting professionals and practitioners, and young people. Research Alliance members bring a wealth of knowledge from their experiences and are an essential part of how Thrivology creates practical resources. 

Sarah Axelson, DrPH(c), MSW

Sarah Axelson, DrPH(c), MSW

Senior Director, Innovation, Training, and Technical Assistance

Power to Decide

Nicole Bennett, MPH

Nicole Bennett, MPH

Service Design Lead

Laerdal Medical

Kaleigh Cornelison, LMSW, LCSW

Kaleigh Cornelison, LMSW, LCSW

Project Coordinator II

ETR

Jennifer Farmer, PhD, CHES

Jennifer Farmer, PhD, CHES

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Houston

Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW

Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW

Director

Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing

Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD

Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD

Executive Director, UMB Center for Violence Prevention

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Katelyn Flaherty Doré, MPH

Katelyn Flaherty Doré, MPH

Senior Consultant

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. 

Tracie Gilbert, PhD

Tracie Gilbert, PhD

Independent Sexuality Educator

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College

City University of New York

Deborah S. Levine, MSW, MAT

Deborah S. Levine, MSW, MAT

Chief Program Officer

CenterLink

Arik V. Marcell, MD, MPH

Arik V. Marcell, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich, MEd, MPH

Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich, MEd, MPH

Director of Professional Learning and Sexuality Education

Cardea

Cody Ragonese, MPH

Cody Ragonese, MPH

Senior Program Officer

Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice

Lori A. Rolleri Insignares, MSW, MPH

Lori A. Rolleri Insignares, MSW, MPH

President

Lori Rolleri Consulting, Inc.

Riley Steiner, MPH, PhD

Riley Steiner, MPH, PhD

Senior Director, Research and Evaluation

Power to Decide

Dana Thomas

Dana Thomas

Director, Adolescent Health Initiative

University of Michigan Health

Jason Valdez, MHCID

Jason Valdez, MHCID

Private Contractor

Portfolio

Kim Westheimer, MA

Kim Westheimer, MA

Director of Research, Policy, and Practice

Gender Spectrum

This project is supported by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award (1 PHEPA000006-01) totaling $1,063,776.35 with 100 percent funded by OPA/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by OPA/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit opa.hhs.gov.