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.

Program Coordinator: Sarah Micucci was a first-generation student at Roger Williams University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She also minored in chemistry and math at RWU. Sarah was a medical assistant in Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for two year and assisted with the BWH COVID-19 emergency response before joining the Youth Neurology Education and Research Program at Mass General. She is an aspiring physician and plans on obtaining a Master’s in Public Health to pursue her passion for addressing issues of accessibility and patient education.

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 mentors from Mass General are:

Isabel Arrillaga-Romany, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Director, Neuro-Oncology, MGH Cancer Center
Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
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
Marcelo Matiello, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology - Harvard Medical School
Director, Neurology Inpatient Services; Routine and Urgent Teleneurology Program
Associate Director, Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic and Research Unit
Lidia Moura MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology, MGH
Director, MGH NeuroValue Laboratory
Shibani Mukerji, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of the Neuro-infectious Diseases Unit
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
Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Anne-Marie Wills, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc
Instructor in Neurology
Mentor for Summer 2020


Madison Ellin, 2020 Program Coordinator
Subsequent position: Medical Student, Boston University