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Science Policy Fellow - Makyba Charles

Implementing Organization

The National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Gulf Research Program (NASEM GRP)


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Charles-Ayinde was born in Trinidad and received her Ph.D. in public health from the University of Florida. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in biology at Florida A&M University and Purdue University, respectively. Dr. Charles-Ayinde’s graduate research assessed seafood safety following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Her research discerned seafood consumption patterns of residents of coastal communities along the northern Gulf of Mexico.


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Project Partners

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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