Maya Childs serves as a clinical research coordinator at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, focusing her efforts in the Behavioral Science & Analytics for Injury Reduction (BeSAFIR) Lab.
Maya graduated from Tulane University in 2020, earning a bachelor’s degree and honors in psychology, with double minors in Africana Studies and public health. She also received the 2020 Faculty Memorial Award and Top 20 Service Leaders Award from Tulane.
While residing in New Orleans, Maya served as President of the Tulane Black Student Union and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Maya also served as Vice President of the National Pan Hellenic Council, Philanthropy Chair for the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS), member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, and Senior Research Assistant in a Social Psychology lab.
A native of Philadelphia and an aspiring physician, Maya deeply values service and advocates for the medical, educational, professional, and cultural advancement of marginalized populations. She loves to read, travel, and enjoy good cuisine during her free time. She is honored to work in the BeSAFIR Lab, studying public health disparities and crises in inner-city populations to promote injury reduction interventions and mechanisms.