Institute for Behavioral Health

Neika Christalin

Neika Christalin, Research Assistant

Neika Christalin, BS, is a research assistant for Dr. Traci Green at the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative. Neika earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with a concentration in maternal and community health. Before her position at Heller, she practiced as a community doula, and conducted research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, analyzing Nf-KB pathways in HeLa cells to create more precision medicine techniques for cancer treatment. In her free time, Neika enjoys traveling, cooking, and painting.