Tara-lee Davidson is a Research Assistant at the Weitzman Institute and Project Manager for Rewards to Quit, a smoking cessation intervention program aimed at significantly reducing smoking rates among Connecticut’s Medicaid recipients. She is also a part of the New Britain Clinical Microsystems team, and provides project support for other research collaborations including another smoking cessation study and the Ginger.io behavioral health initiative. Before joining the staff at Weitzman, Tara-lee served as an AmeriCorps member with Community Health Center Inc.’s Family Wellness Center where she was first able to see the significant impact the health center had on the community it served. Tara-lee has enjoyed conducting research in the fields of public and community health, and expanding her understanding of health outcomes in marginalized and vulnerable populations. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education supporting mixed-methods research studying the health effects of experiences of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination, and access to biomedical technology. Tara-lee received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The City College of New York. She looks forward to gaining valuable experience at the Weitzman Institute and hopes to continue her education in public health and behavioral science.