Munjireen Sifat

Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health

Faculty Advisor: 
Munjireen Sifat is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in the Behavioral and Community Sciences Department. Currently she is working as a  graduate research assistant on the Woodlawn Project under the advisorship of Dr. Kerry Green; which explores risk and protective factors on the path to successful or troubled adulthood in a group of African Americans from the same disadvantaged inner city community in Chicago She graduated with her MPH from the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University; and received her Bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University. Munjireen has been involved in past research that uses small changes in behavior as a method to sustain weight loss in parents with obesity. This project is also studying the effect of a child supporting a parent with their weight loss goals. She has also been involved in qualitative work for the Small Changes and Lasting Effects (SCALE) study, to determine what behaviors from social network members can help and hinder weight loss among adults with obesity. Additionally, Munjireen is involved in an ongoing effort to develop a mental health anti stigma campaign geared for use in Wards 7 and 8 of D.C. and is very passionate about mental health promotion, interventional research, and health equity.