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Research Coordinator

Sarwat recently graduated with a BS from New York University in May 2021. She has been conducting research with Dr. Thomason since February 2020 through the Baby BEES Research Collaborative and COVGEN, working on various projects looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pregnancy and post-natal experiences. Sarwat also has worked clinically as a behavior therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum and as a data manger for a public health data collective. Her goals include obtaining a medical degree and pursuing a career in developmental pediatrics.



Research Associate

Eugene Okparaeke is a Research Associate in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone. He has been conducting research at the Bellevue Innovation Labsince 2015. He currently assists in the management of Bellevue Hospital/NYU Autism Care Pathway Intervention Program. Eugene received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience fromTemple University. He plans on pursuing a medical degree. Eugene looks forward to working on the RECOVER project.