Tendon Editorial Team

Elizabeth Im

by Sarah Roth • July 2, 2021

Elizabeth Im is a senior studying Cognitive Science. As an aspiring scientist, writer and an artist, the topic of medical humanities bridges her different interests together. Outside of Tendon and writing, Elizabeth is interested in cognitive neuropsychology and disorders, and she currently researches developmental dysgraphia.


Makenna May

by Sarah Roth • June 25, 2021

Makenna is an Sc.M student in the Johns Hopkins/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program. She is primarily interested in neurogenetics, specifically neurodegenerative diseases in adults and children, and hereditary hematologic malignancies. Makenna earned her A.B. degree from Princeton University in 2017 in French Language and Literature. At Princeton, she was on the Student Health Advisory Board, and […]


Kathleen Li

Kathleen Li

by Jon Ortiz • March 9, 2021

Katie Li is a senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Public Health and Biology. She has a long-standing interest in health communications and incorporating art with medicine, ranging from health editorials to hospice care. She is particularly fascinated by communications of genetics and preventative care. Katie is currently conducting research on genetic counseling and e-cigarette […]


Alise Leiboff

by Jon Ortiz • March 9, 2021

Alise Leiboff is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied the Medical Humanities, French, and the visual arts. She is now based in New York City where she works as a Medical Scribe and is looking forward to continuing her studies in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. A vetted editor for Tendon, […]


Iro Filippaki

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 […]


Sarah Roth

by pendari • September 10, 2018

Sarah Roth is a PhD student in Anthropology and trainee in genetic counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Her work bridges the social sciences and humanities, exploring the experiences of families and providers navigating shifting ethical and technological terrains in cancer care. She is currently an IRTA fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Also a […]