Janine Elya

Research Officer

Janine is an applied researcher coming to QFI with a biomedical laboratory and public health background. She has conducted research on a broad range of topics, including regulated CAR T-cell therapies, stakeholder collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chagas disease and migration, and the epidemiology of violence against healthcare in conflict settings. In addition to sharing her love of Arabic language and culture, Janine is passionate about improving access to education - an important social determinant of health and a human right - for marginalized populations, especially refugees and low-income communities.

Janine holds a BS in Biopsychology and Arabic from Tufts University and an MSPH in International Health and Certificate in Humanitarian Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While at Tufts, Janine studied abroad with CET programs in Amman, Jordan and served as the head tutor for Arabic language during her senior year. She speaks Spanish, is learning French, and holds qualifications as a medical interpreter for Arabic in the state of Massachusetts.