Student Research Assistants

Natalie Chong, Graduate Research Assistant

Natalie Chong

Graduate Research Assistant

Natalie Chong is a doctoral student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management where she studies health policy and health services research. Her research interests include access to and quality of end-of-life care, as well as aging and health policy issues that impact older adults. She is also an analyst in RTI International’s Quality Measurement and Health Policy Program, where she works to develop performance measures for federal quality reporting programs in post-acute care settings

Robbie Dembo, Graduate Research Assistant

Robbie Dembo

Graduate Research Assistant

Robbie Dembo, MA, is a PhD student interested in the health, social, and economic outcomes for families with children with developmental disabilities. Robbie is a research analyst for NORC at the University of Chicago, and has several years of experience in health policy and health services research. In his free time, Robbie engages in grassroots peace activism focused on Israel-Palestine.

Jamie Jason, Undergraduate Office Assistant

Jamie Jason

Undergraduate Assistant

Jamie Jason is a senior at Brandeis double majoring in Business and Hispanic Studies. He is passionate about advocating for those who do not have the means to do so for themselves. He is an ally supporting individuals with disabilities and has experience working in summer camps and teaching positions for students with disabilities. When Jamie is not in classes and helping out around the office, you can find him playing volleyball with Brandeis's club team or watching Spanish TV shows.
Thomas Moyers, Graduate Research Assistant

Thomas Moyers

Graduate Research Assistant

Thomas Moyers is a current Social Impact MBA student at the Heller School. Prior to his admission to Brandeis, Thomas worked with mission-driven disability organizations that advocate for change in the public perception of disability through arts, culture, and radical inclusion. Thomas has additionally served in direct care roles with individuals with disabilities as both a caregiver and advocate. He is interested in advancing organizational practice and policy that provides unique and meaningful employment and inclusive living opportunities for people of all abilities, and the role organizations and research institutions can play in helping shape that landscape.

Kartik Trivedi, Graduate Research Assistant

Kartik Trivedi

Graduate Research Assistant

Kartik Trivedi, MPA, is a PhD student interested in workplace inclusion, career pathways, and economic self-sufficiency as related to persons with disabilities. Kartik has several years of experience as a researcher in the workforce policy and inclusion. He has also worked as a researcher in development policies in India. If not in class or at work, you can find him taking photographs on the streets of Boston and surrounding areas. He also thinks that he makes the best chai on the east coast, a claim which is yet to be proven through conclusive research.