Mayowa joined HRiA in June 2019 as a Research Associate. In his role, Mayowa supports several assessments and evaluations including working as an evaluator for the Massachusetts Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds Project which looks to address the root causes of health inequities by funding organizations that aim to make policy, system, and environmental changes within the communities that they serve. His expertise includes survey development, focus group facilitation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and community organizing. He has a passion for social justice and addressing health inequities within communities of color. Prior to joining HRiA, Mayowa worked as a Program Coordinator in the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit at Boston Medical Center (BMC), where he managed a program that utilized recovery coaches to address the increasing rate of opioid related death within communities of color in Boston. Prior to working at BMC, Mayowa worked as a Community Health Worker at a community hospital emergency department. In his free time, he likes to travel, cook, play sports, and recite spoken word poetry at various locations in Boston. Mayowa earned his master’s degree in public health from the Boston University School of Public Health with a focus in Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree studying Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University.