Tendon Editorial Team

Hannah Davidson

by Sarah Roth • November 4, 2022

Hannah is an aspiring genetic counselor interested in how culture and society shape health and wellness. She has a longstanding commitment to maternal/reproductive health, shaped by several years of working as a full-spectrum doula. As a researcher, Hannah has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, along with experience in various lab techniques. Long-term, […]

Sarah El Halabi

by Sarah Roth • November 4, 2022

Sarah is a second year Psychiatry resident at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. She graduated medical school at the American University of Beirut in 2018. After that, she pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical ethics and professionalism at her home institution. Prior to joining residency in 2021, she graduated from the Narrative Medicine program at […]

SJ Zanolini

SJ Zanolini

by Jacob Moses • January 28, 2022

SJ Zanolini is a PhD candidate in the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, with prior graduate degrees in Chinese Literature and Traditional East Asian Medicine. Their dissertation focuses on medicinal discourse about cheap and widely available foods such as porridge, sweet potatoes, and seaweed in early modern China, first as a means of […]

Makenna May

by Sarah Roth • June 25, 2021

Makenna is a ScM student in the Johns Hopkins/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program. She is primarily interested in neurogenetics, specifically neurodegenerative diseases in adults. Makenna is originally from Chicago and earned her A.B. degree from Princeton University in 2017 in French Language and Literature. Makenna is most interested in the ethical and psychosocial components of genetic counseling, which […]

Alise Leiboff

by Jon Ortiz • March 9, 2021

Alise Leiboff received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2021, where she studied the Medical Humanities, French, and the Visual Arts. She then went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in 2023. Now a medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and a vetted editor […]

Iro Filippaki

by Jon Ortiz • March 9, 2021

Iro is a medical humanities scholar working as an associate lecturer in Athens, Greece. Her research focuses on aspects of feeling in cultural and textual narratives, as well as literary representations of physical and mental trauma. She is the co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation titled “Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: Transdisciplinary Dialogues” and an […]

Alexander Parry

Alexander Parry

by pendari • September 12, 2019

Alex Parry is a Ph.D. candidate with the History of Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins. His dissertation charts the ways U.S. society has tried to control the use and sale of risky products and explains why longstanding approaches to home safety overburden women and low-income households. This project has received funding from institutions including the […]

Sarah Roth

by pendari • September 10, 2018

Sarah Roth is a genetic counselor and PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Her work bridges the social sciences and humanities, exploring the experiences of patients, communities, and providers navigating shifting ethical, social, and technological terrains in cancer care and genomic medicine. Sarah was recently a predoctoral fellow in Bioethics at the National Institutes […]