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Research Scholars

  • Marcel Souffrant

    Marcel Souffrant is a junior Park Scholar from Charlotte, NC, majoring in Biology and minoring in French at North Carolina State University.  His interest in health and how it is administered in underrepresented communities has led to his participation in several experiences on and off campus.  After completion of his freshman year, Marcel had the opportunity to spend five weeks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the birthplace of his father.  During his time in Haiti, he worked alongside several physicians at The Haitian Community Hospital of Petion-Ville, and was able to explore the administration of health in a developing country.  This…Read Full Bio

  • KaMar Galloway

    A native of the Virgin Islands and former sneaker collector, KaMar Galloway is a graduate of NC State's computer science department. During college, he developed his love for simplifying computer science concepts by teaching middle school boys at Durham Nativity School. Now a Program Manager at Google in South Carolina, he and his team developed Google CS First, a free video based program that explores computer science through Music, Sports, Games, and Fashion.

    KaMar guest blogs for MyHealthImpact because it’s an opportunity to raise mental awareness and welcome people through a sense of community. Combining his love for…Read Full Bio

Prior Research Scholars

  • Victor Ajewole

    My name is Victor Ajewole. I am a senior double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. I am a first generation American of Nigerian decent from Charlotte, NC.

    I am also the current secretary of the North Carolina State chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). During the summer of 2013 I had the opportunity to intern for a small automation company in Charlotte. While there, every project I worked was completely hands on since the company only had four employees (Including myself). I am particularly proud of the panel I…

  • Ebony Baldwin

    Ebony Baldwin is a senior from Apex, NC, majoring in Biochemistry at North Carolina State University. In the summer of 2012, Ebony completed the Medical Enrichment Development (MED) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a rigorously nine week program, which mimics the first year of medical school, where students complete over 200 hours of biochemistry, histology, gross anatomy, and microbiology coursework. Since 1974, 90% of the students who complete MED gain admission into Medical and Dental School. Since completing the MED program, she has also completed shadowing internships at Cary Surgical Specialists, PC in Cary,…

  • Julian Cobb

    Julian Cobb is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a minor in Spanish at North Carolina State University. During the summer of his freshmen year, Julian studied abroad in Lima, Peru to enhance his Spanish speaking skills. While in Peru, he performed community service projects at a Peruvian elementary school and orphanage. He also hiked the Inca Trail and visited one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.  After graduation, Julian plans to attend graduate school at either Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee or Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Both…

  • Keiara Morris

    Hello! My name is Keiara Morris. I am currently a senior at North Carolina State University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance with a minor in Sociology. I yearn to understand human social behaviors among minorities especially in the medical field thus MyHealthImpactNetwork catching and keeping my attention. In finance, it’s a few ways to do certain things but when it comes to your health and healthy behaviors it’s a lot of ways to achieve one thing; a healthy you. This is the free part of me opposed to the structured life I live with finance.

  • Khalia Braswell

    Khalia Braswell is a senior majoring in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Her interests in computer science and technology grew in high school when she took programming courses at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    As a student-leader, Khalia has tied her interests in social media/technology with her leadership positions. Last year, Khalia served as the Region II Public Relations/Publications Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers where she was responsible for all publicity including social media updates and press releases.

  • Jeremy Currence

    Jeremy Currence is a problem solver. He doesn’t mind being challenged with complex problems, or developing specific solutions. It is his drive for answers that led him to the MyHealthImpactNetwork research team as a website developer.

    Jeremy is currently a research scholar and undergraduate senior at North Carolina State University, studying Computer and Electrical Engineering. His technical background provides the groundwork for a career in web development, but he aspires to a more social experience that makes a greater impact on the community. 

  • Khiry Arnold

    Khiry is a firm believer that "The soul of the sluggard craves and
    gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied," and
    as such, strives to involve himself in the development of promising
    innovations.  This drive allowed him to become involved with Dr.
    Payton's research team working on the My Health Impact Network.  His
    role in the My Health Impact Network project is to develop an Android
    platform application, that will present an optimized and innovative
    experience of the network to over 500 million potential Android users.

  • Mark Hill

    Via his research major requirements, Mark Hill volunteered his talents to the MyHealthImpactNetwork project during Fall 2011 and has graduated with honors from NC State with a B.S. in Biology.  He was responsible for identifying research that focused on HIV/AIDS and how technological advances have affected the public perception and overall knowledge of these health conditions.  His contributions included constructing literature reviews and integrating research findings. Mark is currently a Howard University Law School student.

  • Jacquelin Morgan

    As an undergraduate research scholar involved in the Honors Program and via an honors course, Jacquelin Morgan had the opportunity to analyze existing websites for the MyHealthImpactNetwork project. She enjoyed exploring sites and determining why they were ineffective. She found it very interesting that sites dedicated to the same purpose could have such different approaches to how they get their message across. She hopes that this research will facilitate further research in how we can best convey a message to a target audience on a global scale. 

  • Dominique Scott

    Greetings! My name is Dominique Scott. I was born, raised and still reside in my hometown, Philadelphia, PA. I am currently a sophomore here at Penn State University Park campus majoring in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Health Policy and Administration. I plan to start off my career working in an IT department of any hospital, doctor’s office, or pharmaceutical company after earning my bachelors degree. Obtaining a masters degree and becoming a project manager of a major healthcare agency are future goals I wish to accomplish later in life.


In Partnership with: Poole College of Management, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Science Foundation, Penn State