Matthew T. Lee

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Director of Empirical Research, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University

Matthew T. Lee, Ph.D., is Director of Empirical Research at the Human Flourishing Program in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.  He is co-author of The Heart of Religion and co-editor of the forthcoming volume Measuring Well-Being (both with Oxford University Press). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Health, Flourishing, and Positive Psychology at Stony Brook University’s Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics…

Courtney Leimanis

Courtney Leimanis

Engagement and Communications Manager, SHINE

Courtney Leimanis is the Engagement and Communications Manager for the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  A passionate connector of people and ideas, she creates opportunities for partnership and engagement with corporate supporters and research partners across the SHINE community and develops strategies to amplify SHINE’s thought leadership on sustainability and well-being. Courtney began her career supporting the nascent environmental…

Noémie Le Pertel

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Senior fellow, Human Flourishing Network, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Dr. Noémie Le Pertel serves as a senior fellow and founding chair for the Economics of Wellbeing and Global Human Flourishing Working Group at the Human Flourishing Network, housed at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. She also serves as a senior advisor for Gallup and coaches for select global clients. She is passionate about empowering people to create flourishing in life and at work, and driving systems-level transformation…

Linyan Li

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Assistant Professor, School of Data Science, and Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Linyan Li received her doctoral degree in Environmental Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research areas are environmental epidemiology, health services research, community health and real world evidence. Examples of her projects include: identifying risk factors of children’s respiratory health; Studying COVID-19 related flourishing and mental health outcomes; Optimizing clinical trial design and operational success using machine learning methods; Cost-sharing and primary care utilization; Predictive…

Alvaro Lleo

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Associate Professor, School of Economics and Business, University of Navarra

Alvaro Lleo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at The School of Economics and Business of the University of Navarra. He completed two bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering and in Industrial Management Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He holds his PhD at the Polytechnic University of Valencia analyzing trust relationships between managers and subordinates. Previously, he worked as a continuous improvement engineer in the assembly line of Ford (Spain).…

Carla Decotelli Mendes

SHINE Advisory Board Member
Senior Director Medical Affairs Lead in Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson

Carla Decotelli Mendes is a physician, pediatrician, occupational health specialist and public health expert. Over the last 20 years she has applied her population health knowledge and passion in the private sector to strengthen employee health programs. She has led Occupational Health and Employee Wellbeing initiatives on a local, regional, and global scale for businesses in mining and pharmaceuticals. Carla joined J&J in 2017 and has led the Global Health…

Mark J. Meyer

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Assistant Professor of Statistics, Georgetown University

Mark J. Meyer, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Georgetown University. He is also affiliate faculty in the Center for Global Health Science and Security and part of the Global Infectious Disease Program, both at Georgetown as well. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bucknell University where he also taught statistics. He completed his doctorate at Harvard University…

Zachary Nagel

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

My research is focused on the underlying mechanisms by which cells resist killing by DNA damaging agents. This work draws from my graduate training in chemistry under Prof. Judith Klinman, which focused on the structural, chemical and biophysical underpinnings of enzyme catalysis at UC Berkeley. My graduate work resulted in several high-profile publications and two reviews that have been cited > 100 times, and my background in chemistry continues to…

Wendy Purcell

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Visiting Professor, University College London’s Global Business School for Health

Wendy’s purpose lies in transforming lives through education and research in pursuit of social equity, the knowledge economy and sustainable development. She is a Visiting Professor with University College London’s Global Business School for Health where she leads their MBA ‘Change Management for Healthcare’. Wendy is Lead Faculty Instructor with Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Division of Continuing Education and Visiting Scientist with Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

Gabriel Sarriés

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Professor, Department of Exact Sciences, University of São Paulo

Gabriel Sarriés is Professor at Department of Exact Sciences, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He has a Master’s and Doctorate in Statistics, an MBA in Quality Management and over 30 years of experience in the fields of Data Science and Organizational Management. For the past 8 years he has been working with Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Visual Analytics. He worked 5 years…