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Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH

Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, is a practicing general pediatrician and researcher. Dr. Winickoff's research focuses on strategies to reduce smoking among parents of pediatric patients; current work includes CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure), NEWS (Newborn Smoke-free Start), and enhancing the Partners electronic medical record system to include tobacco control counseling and referral methods for pediatric offices. As the Chair of the AAP Tobacco Consortium, Dr. Winickoff works with pediatric tobacco control researchers across the country to develop the best tobacco practices for child healthcare settings. Dr. Winickoff is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Winickoff was educated at Yale University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health and completed his pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center and fellowship in health services research at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Bethany Hipple, PhD, MPH

Bethany Hipple is a Project Director at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. Ms. Hipple oversees the development, dissemination and some of the research of the CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) project. Ms. Hipple has training and research experience in medical anthropology, archives, clinical research, medical ethics, health policy and health education. Her current work in pediatric tobacco control is a result of her strong interest in the material culture of medicine, which has been present throughout her career. Ms. Hipple was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and at Erasmus University.

Jeremy Drehmer, MPH, CPH

Jeremy Drehmer is a Senior Clinical Research Program/Project Manager at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy where he manages the CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) project. Mr. Drehmer’s research background has been driven by the strong interest he holds for improving children’s health. Prior to joining CEASE, he worked on the Management of Myelomeningocele Study, a landmark study on fetal surgery for spina bifida. Mr. Drehmer also has experience conducting pediatric-focused research in primary care settings and he has previously worked on several research studies that have aimed to protect youth from tobacco. Mr. Drehmer received his Bachelors degree in Psychology at DePaul University, a MPH in Epidemiology at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and is a Certified Public Health professional by The National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Emara Nabi, MBBS, MS

Emara Nabi is a physician and researcher with special interest in preventative health care specifically tobacco control in child healthcare settings. She is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. Dr. Nabi works on helping develop and implement study protocols, writing NIH grants submissions, developing budgets and grant proposals. Dr. Nabi received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India; Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA, USA and completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness from The Harvard School of Public Health.

Olivier Drouin MDCM MSc FAAP FRCPC

Olivier Drouin is a physician and researcher with special interest in novel strategies to prevent or change modifiable health risk factors in paediatrics.  He is currently a research fellow at the Mass General for Children Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy.  Dr Drouin helps with data analysis and scientific writing.  Dr. Drouin received his Doctorate of Medicine from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and did his residency in general paediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. 


CEASE Practice-based Research Assistants

Alex Hull, BS

Alex Hull graduated from the University of Tennessee in December 2014 with a BS in Business Administration.


Sheila Daft, MPH

Sheila Daft graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her MPH in Health Behavior. Before joining the CEASE study, Shelia worked at the program coordinator for a tobacco cessation program at UAB hospital. Sheila enjoys studying factors that impact healthy living.



Lorelei Jackson, MSc.

Lorelei Jackson graduated from the University of Lincoln, England with her MSc. in Developmental Psychology. Before joining the CEASE study, Lorelei worked as a Youth Support Worker promoting alternative education and healthy living. Lorelei has an interest in health education and enjoys investigating the various impacts of child and adolescent development.


Danielle Barefoot, BS

Danielle Barefoot graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2014 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  Currently, Danielle is pursuing a MS in Clinical Research at Campbell University.


Jamie Luster, BS

Jamie is a senior studying public health with a specialization in sociology at Ohio State University. She is active in several student organizations at OSU and is passionate about improving the health of her community. She plans to pursue an MPH in epidemiology following graduation.


Chelsea Hird, BS

Chelsea recently graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences-Community Health. She is looking forward to pursing an MPH degree at Indiana University beginning in August 2015. Chelsea is passionate about global health and educating communities about health prevention efforts. In her free time, she enjoys trail running with her husband and dog.


Sara Fox, BS

Sara recently graduated from King University in Bristol, TN, earning a Bachelors of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Intercultural Studies. During her time there, she participated in medical trips to Nicaragua and Ghana, West Africa, which ignited her passion for global health. In the coming years she plans to earn Masters degrees in both Physician Assisting and in Public Health to enable her to practice clinically as well as conduct research.


Haley Kelly

Haley Kelly is a senior at Capital University studying Biology with a Pre-Medical track. She is very active both on and off campus serving as a teaching assistant for various professors as well as a volunteer at a local hospital. She plans to pursue an MD/MPH in global medicine following graduation.


Jacqueline Oswald

Jacqueline graduated from Sinclair Community College with her Associates of Applied Science in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Technician and plans to return to school for her Bachelors degree to become a Registered Health Information Administrator.


Kiersten Sperry

Kiersten Sperry graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Health Promotion and Education in 2012. She is also a certified Health Education Specialist. Before joining the CEASE study, Kiersten worked with various non profits serving high risk populations.










Last updated December 21, 2015 by Bethany Hipple