Leadership

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.

Kathleen Salerno

Program Coordinator: Kathleen Salerno received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston. She was a Research Assistant for three years in the General Internal Medicine Department at Boston Medical Center where she did clinical research on health literacy in the Greater Boston Area. She is currently working on getting her master's degree in Psychology from Capella University and plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the future.

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.

Mentors

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 2022 mentors from Mass General Brigham are:

Brian Edlow, MD
Associate Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery (CNTR)
Director, Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (NICC)
Director, Critical Care Research Neuroimaging
Florian Eichler, MD
Director, Leukodystrophy Service
Amanda Guidon, MD
Director, Myasthenia Gravis Clinic
Director, Mass General Brigham Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
W. Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care
Eric Klawiter, MD, MSc
Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica Unit
Clotide Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Associate in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Director, NMO Clinic and Research Laboratory
Research Director, Division of Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Disease
Susanna Mierau, MD, PhD
Associate Neurologist, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; Faculty Member, Harvard Medical School
Lidia Moura MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology, MGH
Director, MGH NeuroValue Laboratory
Chi Ngo, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
Co-Director, MGH Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI)
Yakeel Quiroz, PhD
Director, Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab
Director, Multicultural Alzheimer's Prevention Program, MAPP
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Susanne Van Veluw, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Alumni

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