Alyssa Virtue, MPH
Alyssa Virtue is passionate about improving equitable health outcomes for children. Her research focuses on the role that schools play in facilitating rehabilitation after an injury. As a former school teacher, she also advocates for trauma-informed teaching and wrap-around services in schools.
In the Jimenez Lab, she manages administrative duties, oversees data collection and analysis, coordinates recruitment and serves as the primary liaison with project participants and stakeholders.
She received an MPH in community-oriented public health practice, a BA in Spanish and a BA in international studies from the University of Washington. She also received a Spanish bilingual teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University.
Edgar Lopez-Baez, BA
Former Lab Member
Edgar Lopez-Baez is a former member of the Jimenez Lab who played a key role in researching, developing and designing materials to help Hispanic families affected by TBI and stroke. He is currently a community health worker and pathways master trainer at the Foundation for Healthy Generations.
He holds a BA in computer science from the Universidad de Occidente in Sinaloa, Mexico, and a certificate in food nutrition and health from the University of Washington. He is currently pursuing a MPH.