Sheena Mirpuri is a Senior Advisor at BIT Americas. Prior to joining BIT, she worked in the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she was involved in behaviorally informed interventions to improve the health and well-being of taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers in New York City. Her research expertise includes discrimination, ethnic/racial identity, and digital health. She has conducted research evaluations for non-profit organizations to improve youth engagement, ranging in topics from young children’s satisfaction with science-based activities, high school students’ skill development through mentorship programs, and college students’ volunteering involvement. She has 10 years of experience leading qualitative studies using a range of methodologies, including focus groups, interviews, and observations.
Sheena earned her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University and her BA in Psychology from Emory University. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Hong Kong and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.