Project Investigators:

Elcie Chan Elcie completed her Ph.D. in Genetics at Imperial College London, UK. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine, and the co-organizer of the Yale Graduate Consulting Club.
Matthew Fleming Matt is a Ph.D. candidate in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University. Matt has served as a technology assessment and strategy intern at Yale Office of Cooperative Research to facilitate the development of novel technologies. In 2009, Matt and his team won the first place in the Pharmaceutical Case Competition organized by the Yale Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Society.
Jay Kerwin Jay is a graduate of the Chemistry Department in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He is currently working as a computational scientist.
Jade Li Jade is a Ph.D. candidate in Genetics at Yale University. She is also on the Executive Board of the Yale Healthcare & Life Sciences Club.
Kevin Li Kevin is a MPH candidate in the School of Public Health at Yale University. Kevin holds dual bachelor degree in Biology and Finance, and has experiences in qualitative and quantitative market research.
Shaosi (Chelsea) Li Shaosi holds double majors in public health and economics from Peking University and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Pathology at Yale University.

Matheus Nm Matheus was trained at Oxford University in economics and engineering and worked with NASA.

Tien Shiao Tien holds her Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, and Master of Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. She worked as an engineer prior to Yale, and interned with the United Nations in 2009.

Hong Truong Hong is a MPH candidate in the School of Public Health at Yale University. Hong holds dual bachelor degree in Human Biology, Health and Disease, and International Relations/Global Environment from Brown University. She has been a longstanding supporter for global health.

Stephanie Vadasz Stephanie is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University.

Cheng Yang Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in experimental quantum physics at Yale University. Cheng also has the experience to perform statistical analysis of the retail data and give suggestions on distribution channel strategy to a brand management department of a Chinese apparel and textile company.

Nathan Yardley Nathan is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University.


Support group –

Knowledge Management:

Jennifer Holtzman Jen received her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University. While at Yale, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Tech Impact @ Yale for two consecutive years.


H. Timothy Hsiao 

Web Platform Maintenance:

The Jonton Studio


MindsforNeeds CIGD | P.O. Box 19560, Washington, DC 20036 | Tel: 202-630-2250 | Fax: 267-381-3804 | Email: | Mail list subscription