Meet our team

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Vanessa Da Costa, MPH

Principal Consultant

Vanessa is the Founder/CEO of Chilombo Consulting with 10 years of experience in data collection, management, analytics, and visualization. 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.


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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

Lead Statistical Consultant

Sarah is a 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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Isabeau Burnett

Operations Assistant

Isabeau is a third year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, pursuing her B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Ecology and Evolution. Isabeau has three years of research experience, with her most recent project focused on examining the relationship between minoritized communities and their representation in substance use research, conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina. Isabeau is interested in further exploring the relationship between minoritized communities, education access, and sacrifice zones. She is passionate about learning different data analysis and qualitative research methods.

Chilombo Consulting has a verified roster of additional consultants (skilled in evaluation, quantitative & qualitative data analysis, &  visualization)  available to meet your project needs

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