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At the Center of Health, we are ...

Trailblazers: We encourage new ideas and value curiosity, creativity and innovation.

Purpose-Driven: Our purpose is to elevate health and encourage wellness within the NEIU Community.

Inclusive: We value altruism and equality and recognize the strength of diversity.

Mission-Minded: Our mission is to promote the ongoing pursuit, lifestyle and advancement of health by engaging, motivating, challenging and celebrating the health victories of our students, faculty and staff.

Strong: We value perseverance and have the courage to face challenges, admit our defeat, and try again. 

Future-Focused: Our vision is for the NEIU community to be living examples, role models and autonomous leaders of health.

Our Team

Dr. Christina Ciecierski, Principle Investigator 

Dr. Lidia Filus, Principle Investigator

Dr. Joeli Brinkman, Site Director and Center Manager

Alicia Kholamian, Certified Community Health Educator

Nidia Bangloria, Financial Analyst

Susan Ryan, Evaluator

Samantha Condo, Data Analytics

Beverly Gonzalez, Biostatistician

Kylie Barron, Health Marketing Communications

Jacqueline Olivera, Administrative Assistant