Other Staff

Sheri LapatinSheri Lapatin Markle, M.I.A., is the Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. She earned a Bachelors from Brown University and a Master's from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is proficient in Spanish and French, and her research interests include the effects of migration patterns, language, and gender on mental health.
Email: slapatin@charesearch.org  Phone: 617-503-8479



Lizbeth HerreraLizbeth Herrera D, M.Sc., is a research project coordinator at the CMMHR. She received her master's in Administration & Public Policy from CIDE Mexico and in Health Sciences from Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She is a native speaker in Spanish, fluent in English, and able to read and speak in Dutch (basic). Lizbeth is currently coordinating the International Latino Research Partnership (ILRP), a project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Email: lherreraduran@charesearch.org  Phone: 617-503-8484



Stephen LoderStephen Loder, B.A., is a research assistant working on the Boricua Youth Study and the PCORI patient-provider communication study. He graduated from Vassar College with a degree in History and Spanish Literature.

Email: stloder@charesearch.org  Phone: 617-503-8483





Ana Franco

Ana Franco, B.A., is a Research Assistant and Care Manager at CMMHR. She has earned a Bachelor's from Harvard College in History of Science, with a focus in Mind, Brain and Behavior Studies. She works as a Care Manager with DECIDE patient interventions and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Email: afranco@charesearch.org  Phone: 617-503-8477





Andre MauriAndre Mauri, B.A., is a Research Assistant at CMMHR. He received his Bachelorís degree in Neurobiology with a focus in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard College. He is conducting subject recruitment/interviews for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funded study and he is involved in the NIDA study as well. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in French.

Email: jmauri@charesearch.org   Phone: 617-503-8432





Susana BenitezSusana BenŪtez, B.S., is a Research Assistant and Care Manager at CMMHR. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College. Susana is currently working on the International Latino Research Partnership (ILRP) grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Email: sbenitezsanchez@charesearch.org   Phone: 617-503-8487




Karissa DiMarzioKarissa DiMarzio is a Research Assistant at the CMMHR and is in charge of assisting Dr. Alegria. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Emmanuel College with a concentration in Health and Counseling.

Email: kdimarzio@charesearch.org   Phone: 617-503-8440






Nestor NoyolaNestor Noyola, B.Sc, is a research assistant currently working in the PCORI-funded patient-provider communication study at the CMMHR. He received his B.Sc. in Psychology from Brown University in 2014, where he developed a strong academic interest in Clinical Psychology. Nestor is particularly interested in mental health research that addresses the lived experiences of multicultural populations. He is a bilingual Spanish and English speaker and has studied Mandarin Chinese in college for two years.

Email: nnoyola@charesearch.org    Phone: 617-503-8451



Lauren WagnerLauren Wagner, B.S., is the Project Coordinator for the Minority Elder Services project funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Public Health and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador from 2012-2014.

Email: lwagner@charesearch.org   Phone: 617-503-8489





Alice Yi-Hui YehAlice Yi-Hui Yeh, M.S., is the research data manager at CMMHR. She received her Masterís degree in Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania. Alice manages and analyzes the datasets for several of the Center's current projects, including the Boricua Youth Study, the PCORI-funded patient-provider communication study, and the International Latino Research Partnership. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Email: yiyeh@charesearch.org   Phone: 617-503-8475




Natasha RamanayakeNatasha Ramanayake, M.A., is the Project Coordinator for the PCORI study. She received a masterís in clinical psychology from Teachers College Columbia University and a masterís in general psychology from Yeshiva University. She is fluent in English, French and Sinhalese, and speaks basic Hindi. Her research interests include ethnic identity and the effect of globalization on mental health.

Email: nramanayake@charesearch.org   Phone: 617-503-8474