Evanise Lexima


MPH Candidate, School of Health Science and Practice, New York Medical College, 2018

BS, Health Sciences, James Madison University, 2009

Research Interest/Current Projects:

Evanise is the project coordinator on the Richmond Stress and Sugar Study lead by Dr. Briana Mezuk. Formerly, she worked for three years on the Enhancing use of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Disease Using Patient Navigators (SHiP HU) study. Helping to investigate the role and impact of utilizing community health workers in the hospital and community setting for patients managing chronic health conditions.

What brought you to GREMAP and/or Public Health:

Experiences have shown that eradicating a disease or bridging the inequality gap is one part collaboration and one part education.  VCU illustrates that idea through their development of innovative programs that combine the skills and knowledge of staff, students and faculty and the community they work with. Not only does VCU provide you the resources and the tools, they also show you how they work, how to use them, and then allow you to be creative with those tools. That is what brought me to VCU–that constant motivation and reminder of what is possible.

Hobbies or an interesting factoid:

Photography, movies, traveling, art, music (interesting fact: I have 14 siblings)