REACH 4 ADHD Research Team


Jennifer Sikov, MA
Research Coordinator

Jen is a Research Coordinator at the REACH 4 ADHD lab. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University and a Masters in Psychology from Boston University. She is responsible for coordinating and facilitating research projects delineating disparities in ADHD identification and treatment, working towards the development of targeted interventions to improve engagement and to reduce health disparities and symptom burden. Jen’s research interests focus on understanding the psychosocial and sociodemographic characteristics that impact the onset and progression of psychiatric conditions. She is additionally interested in implementation of culturally sensitive and sustainable family, school, and community based interventions, and how technology can be leveraged to increase reach of services. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, Krav Maga, and writing. Click here for her Research Gate profile.

Krystel Loubeau, MS
Senior Research Assistant

Krystel is a Senior Research Assistant at the REACH 4 ADHD lab. She has a Master in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from Paris Descartes University. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health at Boston University.  She is responsible for coordinating the development and pilot testing of chronic disease/therapeutic intervention protocols with parents of children with ADHD. She previously worked as a project coordinator at the GHESKIO Centers in Haiti on research projects related to mental health promotion, care and treatment for people living with HIV. She has experience in clinical research and in the delivery of behavioral or chronic disease interventions. Her experience working in a poor resource setting with low socio-economical communities has motivated her to work on reducing health disparities, promoting and improving access to mental health care. She is fluent in Haitian Creole, French, English and Spanish.

Imme Kobayashi, MPH
Research Assistant

Imme is a Research Assistant at the REACH 4 ADHD lab. She has a Master in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is responsible for coordinating the Hood study that focuses on suicidality among Black school-aged children with ADHD, and its relation to discrimination. She also analyzes qualitative and quantitative data for studies at the REACH lab. She has experience in the delivery of clinical trials in addiction psychiatry at Boston Medical Center, and in the delivery of HIV prevention programs targeted specifically for female sex workers in Accra, Ghana. Her interests are in epidemiological research methods and the impact of social determinants of health on people’s health and their well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.  

Tithi D. Baul, MPH
Biostatistician

Tithi is the Biostatistician at the REACH 4 ADHD lab. She is interested in understanding the social determinants of mental health among immigrants and refugees. She is committed to building strategies to promote mental health equity. Her areas of expertise include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, program evaluation, and project design and management. In her spare time, Tithi enjoys painting with watercolors and dancing classical Indian dances.

 

Meera Savage, BS Candidate
Research Assistant

Meera is a Research Assistant at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab. She is a current fourth-year student working towards achieving a B.S. in Health Science with a minor in Biology at Northeastern University. She has experience in clinical research focused on Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information Systems or PROMIS. Meera’s interests lie in determining sociocultural factors that impact medical care, as well as the impact of sports and other extracurricular activities on a child’s wellbeing. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, softball, and eating cupcakes.

 

Rohan Dayal, BS Candidate
Research Assistant

Rohan is a Research Assistant at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab. He is a current fourth-year student working towards achieving a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science at Northeastern University. He has experience in psychology-based research focused on the relationship between eating disorders and social media, and he aspires to grow his knowledge of the mental health field. Having grown up in New York, he takes a particular interest in diversity and socioeconomic status, and how this relates to the ability to receive medical care. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis, and listening to new music. 

Post-Docs


Rachel Oblath, PhD
Post-doctoral Researcher

Rachel Oblath is a post-doctoral researcher at Boston Medical Center. She completed her doctorate at Boston University, where she was a fellow in the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Laboratory. Her research focuses on the provision of mental health services for children with emotional/behavioral disorders. To understand how children access behavioral health services, Rachel works closely with researchers and practitioners in both school-based and clinical settings, attempting to bridge understanding between both fields. She is also engaged in research examining racial and ethnic disparities in mental health service provision, and studies that explore childhood trauma and victimization. Rachel’s work has been funded by the Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Boston University Initiative on Cities.

 

Psychiatry Residents


Jessica Kabrt, MD
Psychiatry Resident

Jess is a psychiatry resident physician at Boston Medical Center who first became involved with the REACH 4 ADHD lab during her first year of residency. During this time, she assisted with recruiting participants for a study exploring the impact COVID had on the mental health of children. She is excited to be able pursue her research interests including barriers facing access to mental health care for children. In her free time, Jess enjoys going to the beach/enjoying the sun, hanging out with friends and watching reality TV. 

 

Sonal Jain, DO
Psychiatry Resident

Sonal is a psychiatry resident physician at Boston Medical Center, who first became involved with REACH 4 ADHD during her fourth year of medical school. During this time, she assisted with analyzing implementation methods and outcomes of collaborative care for child mental health conditions in pediatric primary care settings. She is excited to be able to return to the REACH 4 ADHD lab as a resident and pursue her research interests including integrated behavioral health and examining how to increase access to mental health services for families from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. In her free time, Sonal enjoys baking, figure skating, and searching for the next best restaurant.

 

Graduate Students


Maddie Smith, MA Candidate
Student Intern

Maddie is a Research Assistant at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab. She is currently a graduate student in her second year at Tufts University in the Eliot-Pearson Child Study and Human Development program. Along with the REACH Lab, Maddie is a Research Assistant for the Crehan Lab and Dr. Ellen Pinderhughes Adoption Development Project (ADP). Maddie is interested in child psychopathology and understanding disparities in access to care and treatment for children and adolescents. In her free time, she enjoys picnics at the Commons, reading outside, traveling, and discovering new music.

 

 

Undergraduate Students


Gracie Poston, BS Candidate
Student Intern

Gracie is a Research Intern at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab through Northeastern University’s Co-op program. She is pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Philosophy for the class of 2024. Outside of the classroom, Gracie has a passion for studying and addressing global health issues, and hopes to continue to do so in the lab setting. Ultimately, she intends on pursuing a career in medicine to face these issues head on and grow as a global citizen. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering locally, running, and going on spontaneous adventures.

 

Shurobhi Nandi, BS Candidate 
Student Intern


Shurobhi is a Research Intern at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab, working primarily on Dr. Alison Duncan’s studies. She is a third year student at Northeastern University and a candidate for a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Global Health. Shurobhi plans on pursuing a career in medicine but also wishes to incorporate a public health focus. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book, biking through the city, and playing tennis. 

 

Alessia Binaggia, BA Candidate
Student Intern


Alessia is a Research Intern at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab. She is currently a senior at Boston University pursuing her B.A. in Psychology and Public Health and is hoping to specialize in clinical psychology in the future. She has previously worked at BU’s Social Development and Learning Lab and was an intern at FIU’s Summer Academy for children with ADHD. She is interested in research on cross-cultural psychology, pediatric ADHD, and socioeconomic disparities present in the mental health care field.  In her free time, Alessia loves to run, hike, and go on road trips.

 

Valeria Ladino, BS Candidate
Student Intern

Valeria is a Research Intern at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab. She is currently a senior at Boston University working towards her B.S. in Health Science at Sargent College. She plans to pursue a career in medicine after graduation and joined the lab because she has a passion for public health. The lab has given her the opportunity to work closely on projects that address persistent barriers and disparities in health care, specifically with children and their families. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and exploring new places.

 

Morgan Eismann, BS Candidate
Student Intern

Morgan is a Research Intern at the REACH 4 ADHD Lab, working primarily on Dr. Alison Duncan’s studies. She is a fourth year student at Northeastern University and a candidate for a B.S. in Biology and minors in Ethics and Psychology. She is particularly interested in research that explores the impact of socioeconomic factors on access to medical care and that works to support underserved communities. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and art.