Lab Members

Angel B. Algarin PhD, MPH

Position: Principal Investigator

Dr. Angel B. Algarin is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and affiliated with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Currently, he is funded under a National Institute on Drug Abuse Career Development Grant entitled, "Addressing intersectional stigma through coping, resistance, and resilience to improve methamphetamine use and factors influencing PrEP uptake among Latino MSM: a step towards ending HIV by 2030 (K01DA055521)."

Research Interests:


Position: Research Assistant

Zoë Hill is a Medical Studies major under Barrett, The Honors College and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. She is projected to complete her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in the Spring of 2024. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and become a practicing physician. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is excited to give back to my community through the Stigma and Health Lab.


Position: Research Assistant

Gordon Kok is a sophomore currently studying Biomedical Science at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. He has an interest in research regarding neuroscience and immunology, especially in healthcare and other medical settings. He plans on attending medical school, continuing to research, and finding applications to improve the lives of others. In Gordon's spare time, he loves backpacking, swimming, and playing board games.


Position: Research Assistant

Angelo Nawar is a pre-med undergraduate student studying Biomedical Sciences at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. He is interested in human health and factors that influence it, from environmental to social to physiological. 


Position: Research Assistant

Vicky Nguyen is a current undergraduate student at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Psychology while pursuing the pre-medicine route in hopes of attending medical school after graduation. She found her passion in research after participating in Glendale Community College’s psychology research program called SOAR in 2021, where she helped conduct research on the impact of wellness resources on prompting self-disclosure among undergraduate college students. 


Position: Graduate Research Assistant

Sarah Portle is a second-year PhD student at Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Sarah is a registered nurse and has worked in school health for 15 years.  Her research interests include school-based substance-use interventions, sexual education for LGBTQ+ students, and the school health workforce in rural and underserved communities.  Sarah Is excited to be a part of the SHH Lab and the important work they are doing.