Facebook Live: The Future of Research

Sydnee Logan
By Sydnee Logan  | 
Facebook Live: The Future of Research

Kick off the first Facebook Live of 2022 with a roundtable of five Johns Hopkins School of Nursing PhD students in “Facebook Live: The Future of Research!” Their work ranges heart conditions and associated care, to stigma and HIV, and hearing loss. They talk about the problems they’re addressing, the solutions they’re proposing, and what it’s like pursuing a PhD at Johns Hopkins.


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My research is transdisciplinary and that’s exciting! Nursing, audiology, epidemiology, and public health, I feel like I’m creating something new and Hopkins has the resources to do so.

Jonathan suen, aud

Hopkins is the place to be! I have a variety of mentors at different places in their careers. It helps ground what my trajectory may look like

Alanna Bergman, MSN, RN, AAHIVS



Jonathan J. Suen, AuD

Jonathan J. Suen, AuD, is a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where his research examines the relationship between hearing loss and loneliness in older adults. Through his activities at the School of Nursing’s Center for Innovative Care in Aging, he developed an interest in healthy aging, health equity, and behavioral interventions.

Suen received an F31 award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) to support his transdisciplinary training, and earned a Certificate in Gerontology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Frank Lin, MD, PhD, where he co-developed a novel community-based delivery model of hearing care through academic-community partnerships in Baltimore. He is currently co-advised by Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, MS, RN at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Frank Lin at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Translating the Evidence


Alanna Bergman, MSN, RN, AAHIVS

Alanna Bergman is a nurse practitioner providing comprehensive care to people living with HIV and offering HIV prevention services. She is currently a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a research assistant on several projects focused on optimizing HIV and tuberculosis outcomes. Her dissertation, guided by Dr. Jason Farley, focuses on stigma measurement among people living with intersecting stigmatized identities in South Africa. She will use mixed-methods to measure changes in level of stigma over the care continuum and explore consistency between current measurement strategies and the lived experience of intersectional stigma.  Alanna is also the Philadelphia chapter president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the 2021 recipient of the Frank Lamendola achievement award for leadership in HIV care.


Sarah Slone, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN

Sarah Slone is a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has expertise in cardiovascular and implementation research. H er current research examines patient and provider factors that influence diagnostic testing referral patterns for patients presenting with acute chest pain. She has worked on studies focused on assessing quality of life in school-aged children with asthma, impact of same day discharge on patients status post percutaneous coronary intervention, and various device studies. She earned her BSN from the University of South Carolina, her MSN-FNP from Georgetown University, and her DNP from Johns Hopkins University.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Alpha Xi chapter. Currently, she serves on the ACC CV Team Education Committee and is vice president of the PhD Students Organization.

Sarah was one of the first undergraduate nursing students to receive the Magellan Scholar Program Grant Award through the UofSC Office of Research. In 2021, she was selected as a fellow in diagnostic excellence by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

From Implementation to Discovery


Bunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN

Bunmi Ogungbe is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. She has expertise in cardiovascular and clinical epidemiology and public health research. Her current research examine biomarkers of myocardial injury, inflammation, and cardiac-related post-acute sequela of SARS-CoV-2 infection in persons screened for COVID-19. She has worked on studies focused on assessing cardiometabolic health of underserved populations, health disparities, and innovative hypertension care strategies. She was raised in Nigeria where she worked as a nurse and a community midwife. She earned her MPH in Epidemiology from Jackson State University, Mississippi. She has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International honors society. Currently, she serves as governing councilor for the American Public Health Association (APHA)-Student Assembly and president of the PhD Students Organization.

Bunmi won the Ipas Young Midwife award at the 2014 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2019, she was selected as a global health equity scholar for the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World scholars’ program, and she recently received the prestigious 2021/2022 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship award.

Mentoring the Next Generation of Black Nurse Researchers


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Sydnee Logan, MA is the Sr. Social Media and Digital Content Specialist for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares Hopkins Nurses with the world.

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