Team

Our research team collaborates across institutions and disciplines.


Dr. Sara Abiola is the faculty advisor and mentor of the project due to her expertise in 50 state legal mapping methods. Her research focuses on the relationship between public policy and population health. Her most recent work developed a theoretical framework for linking laws to health-related behaviors and outcomes and identifying factors that shape the use of evidence in public policymaking.

Nicky Tettamanti (@TettamantiNicky) is a founder and co-manager of the project. She is a current MPH student at Columbia, with interests in social and legal epidemiology and is the editor-in-chief of Intervene Upstream, a public health publication for graduate students.

Lauren Battle is a member of the SNAP coding team. She is currently a Sociomedical Sciences student at Columbia University with a certificate in health policy and practice. Her primary interest is the manner through which policy impacts minority health outcomes.

David Bronstein is a member of the SNAP Coding team. He is currently a Health Policy and Management student at Columbia with an interest in intertwining health policy, public health, and clinical decision making.

Celine Toder is a member of the SNAP Coding team. She is a Health Policy and Management student at Columbia University with an interest in health policy analysis.


Dr. Catherine Zaw (@czaw13) is a founder and co-manager of the project. She graduated with her MD/MPH degree in 2020, and is a resident physician at the University of Miami Health System.


Other Members

Shayna Korol is a member of the SNAP Coding team. She is a health and science writer with a BA in public health and policy from Brandeis University. She is interested in law and disability issues.

Janet Li (@Janetnotjackson) is a member of the SNAP Coding team. She is a Presidential Management Fellow working as an economist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She received her Master of Public Policy and Master of Planning degrees from the University of Southern California and her B.S. in Urban Studies from MIT. She is particularly interested in monitoring implementation and enforcement mechanisms.

David Fluharty assists in creating geospatial visualizations of our dataset. He is a remote sensing and geospatial scientist with a Masters in Geomatics in Environmental Management from the University of British Columbia.