Lab Administration

Shubhecchha Dhaurali

Shubhecchha Dhaurali is a Tufts University Community Health graduate and recipient of Tufts University’s Presidential Award for Civic Life. As a maternal and reproductive health scholar activist and advocate, she serves as a founding member and research assistant at the Tufts School of Medicine’s Maternal Outcomes for Translational Health Equity and Research (MOTHER) Lab and Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice. Shubhecchha aims to pursue an MD/PhD degree to become a Physician Scientist in reproductive and maternal medicine research.

Candace Stewart

Candace Stewart, MPH

Candace Stewart, MPH is a graduate of Philadelphia University, now known as Thomas Jefferson University (2011), and completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management in 2016 at Stony Brook University.  Candace has worked in research since 2009, where she worked as a Quality Improvement Research Associate for the Yale-New Haven Stroke Center.  While she pursued her master’s degree, she worked as a Research Program Coordinator for the World Trade Center Health and Wellness Program in Long Island, NY.  Here, her research focused on investigating the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and pre-mature cognitive impairment in 9/11 responders.  After spending years researching trauma in police officers, Candace made the move to Boston where she currently works as a Clinical Research Manager for the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Candace’s interest in health equity led her to pursue a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Health Law and Policy. She plans to graduate in 2026 and continue her work in the health equity advocacy arena.