Dr. Rahill and Dr. Joshi are Co-Principal investigators, each of whom brings a specific and complementary set of skills and knowledge base.
Dr. Guitele Jeudy Rahill, Associate Professor of Social Work in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at USF, received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Florida International University, where she was a Presidential Fellow. Her research interests include syndemic interactions among traditional norms, health beliefs and practices, biopsychosocial conditions, geographical disasters, and structural violence, as they affect violence, psychological trauma, and family system disruption. Her goal is to increase the uptake of Evidence-Based interventions for Haitians, via contextual adaptation and implementation of those in collaboration with Haiti-based community members and health providers.
She has several published works in the American Journal of Public health, the Journal of Affective Disorder, the Journal of Ethnicity and Health, the AIDS journal, the Disasters Journal, and the Journal of Health care for the Poor and Underserved. She has been honored with several research and service awards, including awards for research excellence, outstanding mentoring, and promotion of diversity.
Dr. Manisha Joshi has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice and also holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MSW from the University of Delhi, India. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Community & Family Health, College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (USF), and she is the coordinator/faculty advisor for the MSW/MPH dual degree program at USF. The primary aim of her research is to advance knowledge about the health of women and marginalized populations around the globe. Her particular focus is on violence against women, a significant public health issue in the U.S. and in international settings such as Haiti and India.
In addition to teaching and research she is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Society for Social Work Research, and the American Public Health Association and frequently presents at as well as volunteers for the different activities organized as part of their conferences (e.g., proposal/abstract reviewer). She has used her knowledge about strangulation as a form of violence to train domestic violence shelter workers, case workers, counselors, advocates, law enforcement officials, attorneys, legal interns and volunteers, in order to improve response to victims and evidence collection in domestic violence cases.
Caron Zlotnick, Ph.D.
Dr. Zlotnick is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Department of Medicine, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Zlotnick’s primary research focus is intervention research related to perinatal depression, intimate partner violence, HIV/STI risk behaviors, and substance use, especially among high-risk and financially–disadvantaged women.
She has been principal investigator on several NIH funded studies that include computerized interventions and psychosocial interventions to reduce risk factors for HIV/STI risk behaviors, intimate partner violence, and postpartum depression among perinatal women. Dr. Zlotnick serves as senior expert/consultant on the Krik Krak project.
Cameron Burris has served as Project Manager of the Krik Krak intervention. She currently holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of South Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, and wrote an honors thesis on motivations to study English as a second language while pursuing opportunities for international education in Spain, London, and The Netherlands.
Before her role as project director, Ms. Burris collaborated with Drs. Rahill and Joshi and contributed to publications related to HIV knowledge and gender-based violence in Haiti. When she is not working or in school, Cameron enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her dog Lola.
Ms. Burris Cameron currently works closely with community survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through The Spring of Tampa Bay.
Mr. Paul Phycien received his education in Community Development at the Centre de Formation de Developpement Economique (CFDE) in Haiti. He is currently President of OREZON, an organization for education and renovation of the Cité Soleil zone of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is trained in human subjects protection and the ethical treatment of vulnerable populations in research. He has led his organization in health research, advocacy and education on several biopsychoscial conditions that impact his community. He remains committed to the health and well-being of his constituents who reside in Haiti’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Mr. Phycien is the Haiti-based consultant and expert on the Krik Krak project.
Jean-René Rinvil is an award-winning video producer, director and editor. He holds with a Master of Fine Art in Television, Film, and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Mr. Rinvil has over 12 years of professional experience developing several forms of media for a variety of industries (i.e., Broadcasting, Non-Profit, Online Publication and Universities). He is strongly committed to creating films that interest a worldwide audience. This is particularly evident in his current project, Twoub Mantal: Healing A Nation, a documentary that he and Dr. Rahill did regarding Mental Health in Haiti.
Throughout the span of his professional life, he has accumulated a number of accolades for his work. These include a review of his well-juried Culture Clash in the Video Librarian Magazine, April 2018. Culture Clash, was among films at the 2018 American Psychology Association Convention. Mr. Rinvil has received the Best Documentary at the Haiti Movie Award (MPAH) 2014, at the Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival 2015, the Spirit award from the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2008, and the Best Documentary from the Urban MediaMakers Film Festival 2006. Mr. Rinvil’s films have been featured in film festivals around the world, including Berlin, Germany and Toronto, Canada. He has participated in numerous panel discussions, public film events, mentored student and indie filmmakers. Currently, he is producing a popular monthly film series featuring Caribbean life.
Mr. Rinvil is responsible for filming and editing all video content for the Krik Krak: Mental Health for pregnant Haitain Teens project.
Ev Malcolm is an experienced content creator with a wide-ranging portfolio containing work in photography, videography, audio recording, and web/graphic design. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and a M.A. in Journalism, and services a variety of clients in the music, marketing, and non-profit sectors.
His LLC, Fracas Live Loud, has helped numerous Florida entrepreneurs build credibility by providing quality content and modern-marketing guidance. Mr. Malcolm enjoys creating for the sake of creation, but prefers especially to use his talents to assist humanitarian and environmental causes.
Mr. Malcolm developed this website and has contributed to the placement of relevant content.
Naima Reddick is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Tampa, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2016 and has worked on several different projects throughout her professional career, spanning from animation to web graphic design. Recently, she has illustrated a series of three unreleased children’s books and has started on her fourth. Ms. Reddick enjoys visual problem solving with her graphic design work and finding the solution that best fits the needs of her contractor and her audience.
When Ms. Reddick isn’t doing illustrative work, Naima enjoys playing board games and exercising.
Ms. Reddick has illustrated the posters, flyers and brochures used in the Krik Krak project.
Some of her work is featured at: Behance (https://www.behance.net/naimareddickart), and on Instagram (@naimwah_draws).