EPRC Students

Nikki GauthreauxNikki Gauthreaux, MPH Candidate. Ms. Gauthreaux is pursuing her MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology. Before joining EPRC, Nikki worked in education nonprofits as a teaching assistant and college advisor to low- to moderate-income students. As a research assistant at EPRC, she primarily assists with the evaluation of The Two Georgias Initiative and the data analysis on a number of other projects. Her research interests include structural barriers to health education access and inclusive community engagement to address health disparities. e‑mail: nicole.gauthreaux@emory.edu

Lauren SpearmanLauren Spearman, BS, MPH Candidate. Ms. Spearman is a rising second year MPH candidate at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, in the department of Health Policy and Management. In 2019 she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Boston University. Before joining the EPRC team she served as a Clinic Operations Intern at Emory Healthcare, performing data analysis to identify trends and evaluate where efficiencies could be made in revenue cycle management, call center performance, and physician performance. Ms. Spearman joins the EPRC as a Research Assistant working directly with participants in the Healthy Homes Healthy Families study, supporting the EPRC Communications team in creating innovative communications & social media strategies, and assisting in other projects. Lauren’s research interests include analyzing the strategies healthcare organizations utilize towards pursuing the Triple Aim and, understanding systematic barriers that contribute to disparities in health as well as ways to mitigate them in underserved populations. e‑mail: lauren.spearman@emory.edu

Sharlene MartinSharlene Martin, BS, MPH Candidate. Ms. Martin is a second year MPH candidate at Emory at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health in the department of Environmental Health. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Public Health in 2019 from Agnes Scott College. While at Rollins School of Public Health, she is an Environmental Health Department Ambassador who serves as the face of the department to incoming first years. She is also a student department leader in the department’s mentor program that connects first year mentees with a second year mentor. Ms. Martin joined the EPRC in 2019 as a Research Assistant on the Smoke Free Homes project and the Healthy Homes Healthy Families project. Professionally, she is interested in looking at how exposure to toxicants such as the ones found in second hand smoke negatively impacts one’s health outcome as well as understanding how access to basic necessities such as fresh fruit and vegetables can impact an individual’s overall health outcome. e‑mail: Sharlene.xin.martin@emory.edu

Sharlene MartinJeneice-Demari George, BS, MPH Candidate. Ms. George is a second year MPH candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology and Society with a concentration in Public Health and a minor in Global Health in 2017 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before working as a graduate research assistant at EPRC, she was a graduate assistant at the Centers for Disease Control's Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety (BOOTS) office. Since enrolling in Rollins, she has been serving as a Rollins Ambassador for the Health Policy & Management department. As a research assistant at EPRC, she primarily works with data collection for the 2-1-1 Health Homes Health Families project, as well as assisting with video prototypes of nutrition interventions for rural postpartum women. Her research interests include healthcare access and adequate quality delivery services for underserved communities, cancer and chronic disease prevention research, and maternal and infant health outcomes among African American women. e‑mail: jeneice-demari.george@emory.edu