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The idea is simple. Let’s teach each other about each other. About our health and wellbeing. And about our illnesses. Furthermore, let's dispense this knowledge to our surroundings. Because an illness changes with perception, and this perception can make all the difference in the way we live.

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Leadership

  Neha Kinariwalla is the founder and executive director of The Humanology Project. An alum of SUNY Stony Brook, she graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar. Neha is actively collaborating with the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group and All India Institute for Medical Sciences. Her research investigates the psychosocial & stigmatizing effects of epilepsy on marriage through ethnographic and qualitative studies. Interview here →

 

Neha Kinariwalla is the founder and executive director of The Humanology Project. An alum of SUNY Stony Brook, she graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar. Neha is actively collaborating with the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group and All India Institute for Medical Sciences. Her research investigates the psychosocial & stigmatizing effects of epilepsy on marriage through ethnographic and qualitative studies.

Interview here 

  Laya Maheshwari is the program director of The Humanology Project. He is assisting with the development of the Project's university course, Logos. He is a journalist and commentator who has written on culture, society and politics for publications like The LA Review of Books, the Guardian, and VICE. He was named a 'Leader of Tomorrow' for his writing on the importance of cultural context to development. Presently, he is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University. 

 

Laya Maheshwari is the program director of The Humanology Project. He is assisting with the development of the Project's university course, Logos. He is a journalist and commentator who has written on culture, society and politics for publications like The LA Review of Books, the Guardian, and VICE. He was named a 'Leader of Tomorrow' for his writing on the importance of cultural context to development. Presently, he is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University. 

  Julie Florio is a filmmaker, photographer, and explorer. She is developing the Pathos short films series. Julie graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Media Production and Photography. Notably, she created an award winning documentary titled Patchwork, which is in distribution with IndiPix Films. Julie is passionate about storytelling, documentaries, and working in the nonprofit sector.     

 

Julie Florio is a filmmaker, photographer, and explorer. She is developing the Pathos short films series. Julie graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Media Production and Photography. Notably, she created an award winning documentary titled Patchwork, which is in distribution with IndiPix Films. Julie is passionate about storytelling, documentaries, and working in the nonprofit sector.     

  Melanie Rieders is an award-winning visual journalist based in NYC. She is developing the Pathos short films series with Julie and assists with the visual aesthetics of THP. She studied photojournalism at Boston University, where her love for storytelling grew. While living in Boston, she interned at Harvard University, for the Governor of Massachusetts, and was the photo editor of the BU News Service. Her interests lie in health+wellness, feminism, food justice, and race. 

 

Melanie Rieders is an award-winning visual journalist based in NYC. She is developing the Pathos short films series with Julie and assists with the visual aesthetics of THP. She studied photojournalism at Boston University, where her love for storytelling grew. While living in Boston, she interned at Harvard University, for the Governor of Massachusetts, and was the photo editor of the BU News Service. Her interests lie in health+wellness, feminism, food justice, and race. 

 
  Sabrina Anjara is a Gates-Cambridge Scholar and a PhD Candidate in Public Health at the University of Cambridge. A Psychologist with the Singapore Civil Service prior to Cambridge, her research project is on the implementation and outcome evaluation of new mental health regulations in Indonesia, combining global health, implementation science, and health economics. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and is currently working on an app which would improve therapy options in the United Kingdom. 

 

Sabrina Anjara is a Gates-Cambridge Scholar and a PhD Candidate in Public Health at the University of Cambridge. A Psychologist with the Singapore Civil Service prior to Cambridge, her research project is on the implementation and outcome evaluation of new mental health regulations in Indonesia, combining global health, implementation science, and health economics. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and is currently working on an app which would improve therapy options in the United Kingdom. 

  Rubén Montoya is the Spanish editor for the Humanology Project. Rubén is an alum of the Complutense University of Madrid and graduated from the University of Leicester in 2015 as a Santander Scholar. He is interested in ending the stigma surrounding mental illness caused by bulling and sexual abuse in adolescents. He is currently a Midlands3Cities Scholar and a PhD Candidate at the University of Leicester. 

 

Rubén Montoya is the Spanish editor for the Humanology Project. Rubén is an alum of the Complutense University of Madrid and graduated from the University of Leicester in 2015 as a Santander Scholar. He is interested in ending the stigma surrounding mental illness caused by bulling and sexual abuse in adolescents. He is currently a Midlands3Cities Scholar and a PhD Candidate at the University of Leicester. 

  Professor Charles Haddad teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction writing at Stony Brook University and runs the study abroad program in China. He also taught nonfiction writing at Emory University and served as director of the Knight Fellowship that promoted excellence in public health and journalism.  

 

Professor Charles Haddad teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction writing at Stony Brook University and runs the study abroad program in China. He also taught nonfiction writing at Emory University and served as director of the Knight Fellowship that promoted excellence in public health and journalism.

 

  Catherine Marrone researches and teaches social inequality in health and the Sociology of Aging at Stony Brook University.  Her course, The Sociology of Human Reproduction, addresses global issues related to Infant and Maternal Mortality, fertility rates (and demographic changes) and the cultural consequences of new forms of Reproductive Technology.   

 

Catherine Marrone researches and teaches social inequality in health and the Sociology of Aging at Stony Brook University.  Her course, The Sociology of Human Reproduction, addresses global issues related to Infant and Maternal Mortality, fertility rates (and demographic changes) and the cultural consequences of new forms of Reproductive Technology.   

  Carrie-Ann Miller is the director of the Women in Science & Engineering Program at Stony Brook University. She created the Student Leadership Council which receives leadership training and has had significant input into the program. She is the co-director of TechPREP and is a licensed social worker.

 

Carrie-Ann Miller is the director of the Women in Science & Engineering Program at Stony Brook University. She created the Student Leadership Council which receives leadership training and has had significant input into the program. She is the co-director of TechPREP and is a licensed social worker.