Narquis Barak is the Project Director of +LOVE. She has an M.A. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from UCLA. She has taught courses in medical anthropology at Stanford and Harvard. She has focused her public health work on the cross-section between culture and health, having conducted outreach and research for decades in the U.S., Vietnam, Nigeria, India, and China. She has lived in New Orleans with her three daughters since 2004 and has overseen research at CrescentCare for over 12 years. Narquis was born in Tiberias, Israel and speaks Hebrew, Vietnamese, and English. She is passionate about providing people with the knowledge and tools to advocate for their own sexual health and has been devoted to the improvement of healthcare in New Orleans and surrounding parishes for the LGBTQ community. Narquis loves horror films and books, meditating, kayaking, campfires, and doing pilates.
Published: Nov 4, 2020