The Our Voice Team
Dr. King, PhD, is a professor of Health Research and Policy and of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. She leads an interdiscplinary research team aimed at creating cutting-edge behavioral and technological programs promoting the healthy lifestyles necessary for living long and productive lives. Her teams' borderless health promotion solutions seek to create health programs that break down barriers related to education, literacy, language, and computer knowledge and access.
Director of Research
Sandra, PhD, MHA, is the Director of Research of the Our Voice Initiative and the Wellness Living Laboratory (WELL). Her research areas of interest include community-based interventions among under resourced populations, particularly in a global context. She is also interested in using technology to promote physical activity in tech-naiive older adults and using a citizen science engagement model to empower community residents to advocate for changes in their neighborhood to better support healthy, active living.
Director of Community Engagement
Ann Banchoff, MSW, MPH, has a background in public health, social work, and international human rights, as well as broad experience in developing and sustaining community-academic partnerships. She has worked extensively with migrants and other underserved populations in the California Bay Area and in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has also lived and worked in Russia, France, Ethiopia, and Peru. Ann co-founded the Office of Community Health at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2005, and served as its Director of Educational Programs until late 2014.
Kenneth, MPH, applies his experience in public health and graphic design to support Our Voice. He completed his bachelor’s degree in public health and his master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at UC Berkeley. Prior to Our Voice, Kenneth joined Americorps VISTA and taught asthma management classes in the Oakland Unified School District. Recently, he worked at the University of Southern California, developing materials for California’s anti-tobacco campaigns. He is currently working on an art project with his grandmother called The Lola x Kenneth Collaboration.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Vianna Vo is an undergraduate at Stanford who is interested in pursuing a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish. Drawn by the citizen science approach of Our Voice, Vianna has joined the team as a research assistant in hopes of promoting health equity. At Stanford, she is currently researching the effect of a high-K diet on sodium excretion in an effort to improve dietary treatment for T2DM. Vianna volunteers with the Stanford Pre-Medical Association and works as the Team Leader for Volunteers Around the World with the goal of empowering underserved communities.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nicole is an undergraduate at Stanford majoring in biomedical computation. Initially interested in Our Voice for its use of technology as a way to promote health equity, Nicole has joined the team as a research assistant. At Stanford, Nicole is also involved in a research project looking at a possible intervention to improve the school readiness of low-income Latino children, and is a member of the Stanford Women's Rugby team. Ultimately, Nicole hopes to use her background in computation to address public health issues, especially those faced by children in low-income communities.