Amna Ali: Research Assistant
Amna is a masters students in the Health Behavior & Health Education department at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and is particularly interested in child and family health. Prior to starting at the School of Public Health, she received her B.S. in Neuroscience from UM in 2015. She enjoys exploring local parks, trying new food, and spending time with friends and family.
Lili Bentley: Research Assistant
Lili joined the lab as a summer research intern in May 2017. She is currently pursuing her MPH at University of Michigan in the Health Behavior Health Education Department. She graduated in 2012 from Bates College with a BA in Politics. Before returning to school, Lili worked in San Francisco at a food-tech startup. She is interested in health communication and promotion as it pertains to obesity and healthy eating. During her free time, Lili enjoys running, yoga, traveling and cooking.
Danielle Bohn: Research Assistant
Danielle joined the ABC Brain Games study as a research assistant in September 2016 when she began her Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor, she graduated from an Oakland University in April 2016 as a Certified Wellness Practitioner with a B.S. in Wellness, Health Promotion, & Injury Prevention. Danielle worked as a research assistant for two years at Oakland on two different projects: OU Eats and Examining Dietary and Weight Changes After Bariatric Surgery: A Pilot Study. Danielle is a marathon runner (2x Boston Qualifier) and enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking.
Samantha Brown: Research Assistant
Samantha joined the lab in March 2016 as a Research Assistant for the Miller lab as well as for the Center for Human Growth and Development. She graduated in April 2016 from the University of Michigan with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with an academic minor in Crime and Justice, and is now pursuing her MSW with the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. Her concentration for her MSW is in Management of Human Services in Communities and Social Systems. She previously worked on two other studies at the University on substance abuse in veteran patients and integrated health, respectively, and worked with the Children and Youth Program as a playroom volunteer at SafeHouse Center, a local violence and abuse shelter located near campus. Her aspirations now include working in human services management and leadership in a variety of disciplines.
Allie Grenon: Undergraduate Assistant
Allie joined the lab as a research assistant in September 2013. She graduated the University of Michigan in April 2017 with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She is currently a Masters of Management student at the Ross School of Business. She enjoys learning about child development and public health while working in the lab. In her spare time, you will find her in the boxing ring, as she has won two collegiate national championship titles.
Jennifer Proto: Research Assistant
Jennifer is a first year graduate student at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, where she is studying epidemiology and health behavior and health education. Jennifer worked in governmental public health settings after college, which sparked her interest in ways to address maternal and child health problems, especially breastfeeding practices. Jennifer is looking forward to continuing her studies at the School of Public Health so that she can learn to make a public health impact through the integration of program planning, surveillance, and evaluation.