Nicte Itzel Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of MGH Neurology Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Mejia’s clinical interests and expertise focus on improving access to healthcare while advancing equity. She has created mechanisms for trainees to engage in these efforts, including the MGH Neurology Community Health Diversity and Inclusion Internship for undergraduate and graduate students, the Mass General Brigham Neurology Residency Program Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for neurology residents, and the MGH Neurology Youth Stroke Education Series for high school students.

Rebecca Manley

Rebecca Manley holds a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a first-generation college student, who is passionate about supporting students to help them achieve their greatest educational and personal goals by connecting them with opportunities, experiences, and people. In her free time, she enjoys reading, endurance running, and making art.

Advisory Committee

The Mass General Youth Neurology Education and Research Program is humbled to have expert guidance from a diverse group of advisors who are leaders in youth programs, diversity and inclusion, and neurology research at Biogen Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.


We are thankful to all our mentors for their continued inspiration and support as we strive to inspire, equip, and empower youth participating in the Mass General Youth Neurology Education and Research Program. The 2023 mentors from Mass General Brigham, and their associated labs, are:

Altaf Saadi, MD
Altaf Saadi, MD
Brian Edlow, MD
Chi Ngo, PhD
Clotide Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhD
Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne’s Laboratory
Eric Klawiter, MD, MSc
Eric Klawiter, MD, MSc
Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, MS, PhD
Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, MS, PhD
Sadri-Vakili NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory
Lidia Moura MD, MPH
Center for Value Based Healthcare and Sciences
Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Neuroimmunology Clinic and Research Laboratory
Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
Neurological Clinical Research Institute / Healey Center
Shibani Mukerji, MD, PhD
Shibani Mukerji, MD, PhD
Mukerji Lab for Neuroinfectious Diseases
Susanna Mierau, MD, PhD
Synaptic and Network Development Research Group
Susanne Van Veluw, PhD
Translational Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Research Lab

Sydney Cash, MD, PhD Sydney Cash, MD, PhD
Cash Lab
W. Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD
Kimberly Lab
Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD
Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD
Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program


Madison Ellin, 2020 Program Coordinator
Subsequent position: Medical Student, Boston University
Sarah Micucci, 2021-22 Program Coordinator
Subsequent position: Medical Student, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kathleen Salerno, 2022 Program Coordinator

Nathan Anderson Nathan Anderson, Marketing Intern 2021-2022, Marketing & Media Specialist 2022-2023
Subsequent position: Law Student, Boston College