Rachel Bessire, MPH, RD
Meng Hu, MS
Meng Hu graduated from the University of Michigan with an MS in natural resources and environment. Her specialty includes GIS, environmental analysis, urban planning and community based project engagement. She worked as an environmental analyst in a utility company before joining the EMU research team.
She served as the GIS Technique Support for the EMU NSF-GRACE project from 2017-2018. She is currently the EMU GIS Consultant for PA.
Tameka Jackson-Dyer, IBCLC, CHW, CLE, CLS
Tameka Jackson-Dyer, IBCLC, CHW, CLE, CLS is an international board-certified lactation consultant and community health worker with a passion for community outreach. She became certified as an IBCLC in 2017 but has been in the lactation field since 2010, honing her counseling and clinical skills as a breastfeeding peer counselor in WIC agencies, OB/Gyn offices and baby-friendly hospitals throughout the Metro Detroit Tri-County area and earning certifications as a Lactation Educator and Lactation Specialist along the way.
Tameka is the owner of CrazyMilkLady Lactation Support Services, LLC, a founding member of Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color, consultant for Coffective and Chair of the Metro Detroit/ Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition. This work allows her to provide a voice for the populations who are historically underrepresented in conversations about breastfeeding support, who in turn suffer the most from the consequences associated with low breastfeeding rates. To ensure that she reaches as many as she can in her community, she also volunteers as a facilitator for BreakingThrough domestic violence survivor support group and as a Sisterfriend with The Detroit Birthing Projec, whose aim is to cut the incredibly high infant and maternal mortality rates in the city of Detroit.
Tameka is currently contracted as the EMU CDC-REACH Breastfeeding Subject Matter Expert.
Xiaoling Wang graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University's medical school and finished her residency at Shaanxi Province Hospital. She then received her Master of Science from the University of Florida and worked at UF as a molecular biologist. Later, she works at the Associate of Chinese Americans and became certified as a community health worker. Xiaoling is currently the CDC REACH CCL coordinator.