About us

The Binding Health Project is a joint effort of Sarah, Ivy, Alix, Ivy, Kimberlynn, Jamie, Brooke and Mannat.

Sarah is a PhD student in public health at Johns Hopkins. She is a multiracial feminist who considered being a pianist or a pastry chef, but out of overwhelming nerdiness, ended up becoming a researcher who bakes a lot of pastries and plays a lot of piano.

Ivy is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. They are from Southern California and went to UC Davis for undergrad. Ivy identifies as a transmasculine genderqueer mixed fruit who loves cats.

Alix is a recent graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health. She is originally from Alberta, Canada but has spent the last 7 years living in Vancouver. Alix identifies as a queer cis femme and sneezes whenever she eats chocolate.

Kimberlynn is a graduate of Boston University School of Public Health. After growing up in San Francisco, moving to New York for college, she is now settled in Boston. She identifies as a queer femme of color and she enjoys smizing at pups on the street— consensually, of course.

Brooke is a doctoral student in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins and queer biracial femme. She’s originally from San Diego and has been migrating east ever since – Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, and now Johannesburg, South Africa for research. Brooke’s best friends with her bicycle named Ze.

Jamie is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine.  He identifies as a transgender man and he is from Tucson, Arizona. He is currently in Las Cruces, New Mexico for family medicine.

Mannat is research coordinator at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins, and currently works on a few transgender health studies in Baltimore. She is originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, her favourite city in the world, and identifies as a brown cisgender woman. She loves cakes and macarons, both eating and baking them, water colour painting, and listening to music that is popular among preteens.


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