About Us


Dr. Tamarra James-Todd  is the Beauty + Justice co-host and the Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology in the Departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. James-Todd is the Principal Investigator of the NIEHS-funded ERGO study, an ongoing prospective cohort study exploring the role of environmental factors on pregnancy and postpartum health. Dr. James-Todd received her B.S. in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University; MPH in International Health from Boston University; and PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University.

Lissah Johnson is the Beauty + Justice co-host and a PhD candidate in Dr. Kristopher Sarosiek’s Lab within the Environmental Health Department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research and interests focus on understanding cell death dysregulation in ovarian cancer formation and progression in order to improve current therapies and uncover environmental drivers of gynecological cancers. Through her research, she hopes to bring awareness to the unique environmental and reproductive health threats that people from marginalized communities and identities encounter and support advocacy efforts pushing for regulatory change.

Marissa Chan is the Beauty + Justice producer and a PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences within the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research interests and work experience surround environmental justice and beauty justice, specifically focusing on the intersection of place-based environmental hazards and product-based exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in personal care products. Through her work, she aims to highlight the presence of EDCs in personal care products to a variety of stakeholders, support community voices and knowledge in environmental and beauty justice efforts, and work towards developing community-driven interventions and solutions.

Additional support:

Marlee Quinn, pre- and post-production assistance 

Brian Stevens, post-production assistance 

Felicia Heykoop, Beauty + Justice producer

Ilkania Chowdhury-Paulino, pre-production editorial assistance 

Katherine Van Woert, pre-production editorial assistance