Alisha Sarakki joined the foundation in January 2023 as a research coordinator with Simons Searchlight. She works closely with her team to communicate relevant scientific findings to both the research and participant community, design data reports and coordinate administrative tasks. Prior to joining, Sarakki worked on COVID-19 epidemiologic studies and telehealth program evaluation at Columbia University. She has also worked on research studies related to global maternal health, urologic cancer and dance physiology.
Sarakki holds a dual B.A. from Scripps College in dance and biology and an M.P.H. from Columbia University with a focus in global population health and data analysis.