Doctoral Student and
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests:

  • Systems Science
  • Dissemination and Implementation
  • Team Science

With the understanding that individuals are embedded in complex social environments making lasting behavior change difficult to achieve,
Mia takes a systems science approach to improving population health.

Mia is a Doctoral Student in the Public Health Sciences Program. She comes to The Brown School from the University of Washington where she worked at Health Promotion Research Center, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center housed in the Department of Health Services and on the Team Science Module of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Hub. She is continuing her CTSA work with the Washington University Institute for Clinical & Translational Sciences (ICTS) Team Science Module and Tracking and Evaluation Core with the aim of speeding up the translation from discovery to dissemination and ultimately find innovative solutions to the toughest problems facing public health, medicine, and our society. Mia lends expertise on the Center for Public Health Systems Science National Cancer Institute grant, Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) that leverages agent-based modeling to test the potential impact of targeted retail tobacco policies. She also collaborates with partners at the Social System Design Lab and University of Southern California on an implementation project using system dynamics for improving pediatric severe traumatic brain injury outcomes in the intensive care unit.

Teaching experience: Intergroup Dialogue; Evidence-Based Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation; Translating Epidemiology into Policy; Health Economics.

Little known facts: Mia enjoys singing, skiing, sailing, and alliterating.