Meet Our Team

Meet our team

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Vanessa Da Costa, MPH

Founder/CEO & Lead Quantitative Research Consultant

Vanessa is a Data Analysis Advisor with 10 years of experience in data collection, management, analytics, and visualization. She is the Founder and CEO of Chilombo Consulting. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Global Epidemiology from Emory University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Vanessa loves streamlining data processes and connecting the dots between mixed methods analysis, project management, and programmatic communications.


Asya Spears, MS, Doctoral Candidate

Advisory Data Consultant

Asya is a Biostatistician and STEM Education Advocate with over 9 years of experience in health services research, population health analytics, and data storytelling. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Spelman College. Known as the Chief Encouraging Officer of data, Asya's love for numbers is derived from a childhood passion for math turned into a desire to democratize data access and analysis.


Brittney Mengistu, PhD, CHES

Lead Qualitative Research Consultant

Brittney is a Global Health researcher and lecturer with 7 years of experience in qualitative research, monitoring, and evaluation. She received her PhD from the Global Health and Social Medicine Department at King's College London and holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Behavioral Health and Health Education from Emory University. Brittney enjoys engaging stakeholders in participatory research and evaluation practices to uncover new and innovative approaches to achieving health equity.

Sarah Kuril, PhD

Data Consultant, Statistician

Sarah is Public Health researcher and lecturer with experience working with sizeable hospital datasets and using statistical models (e.g., Bayesian, Finite Mixture Modeling) for analysis. She earned her PhD in Public Health from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care from Stony Brook University. Her research interests are on the combined effect of climate variability and health inequity on individuals diagnosed with chronic respiratory ailments.

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Yuwa Edomwande, MPH

Data Consultant, Statistician

Yuwa is a Data Analyst with experience in applied statistics, data management, and data visualization. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Biostatistics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Yuwa is interested in the applications of data science in public health and spatial epidemiology.

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