Saliyah George – Research Assistant
Saliyah George has worked in multiple public health institutions, such as the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). While interning at the NYC DOHMH, she systematically searched and examined scholarly articles about racial health disparities and implicit bias in the healthcare sector. The insights gained from this position will help her identify several initiatives that are addressing racial equity in their COVID response and inform the Newark Anchor Collaborative (NAC) about effective strategies that are currently being used. Furthermore, when Saliyah was a Community Health Worker in Queens, New York, she utilized a racial equity framework when engaging with low-income Black and Latino residents and linking individuals to healthcare services. As a Research Assistant, she will use these insights to further explore racial equity indicators and promote policy-oriented strategic discussions within the NAC.
Saliyah graduated from CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy with an MPH in Community Health and Social Sciences. She also holds a BA in Public Health (with a concentration in Government) and Africana Studies from Franklin and Marshall College.