Anisa Johnson

Anisa received her BS in Nutrition from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University in 2020 where she began research interests at the intersection of maternal health and historical analyses of global human rights.  After graduating she continued this work by joining the team of researchers and practitioners of Healthy Hearts Plus II (HHP II) – a community-based nonprofit providing innovative education and nutritional interventions to women and girls who are under-resourced and historically underserved.  As part of a collaboration between HHP II and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Anisa gained experience as a Research Assistant in an NIH-funded perinatal intervention study examining the impact of mindfulness/movement practices in reducing stress and depressive symptoms. Using these professional experiences Anisa will marry her love of advocacy work, science, and history through the CAST-M program.