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Alberto Cifuentes, Jr.
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Urban sex workers, regardless of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, experience high levels of prejudice and discrimination that negatively impact their health outcomes. Moreover, these individuals often lack access to health care, employment, housing, and educational opportunities because of their culturally stigmatized status in society. Alberto’s research seeks to not only reduce prejudicial views of… View Article
Andrew S. Arriaga
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s research is motivated by a desire to see equitable health and wellness services integrated more prominently in marginalized communities. His work seeks to particularly explore cultural factors related to help-seeking behaviors and health disparities among sexual and gender minority individuals of color—a population that has long faced adverse health outcomes and significant health… View Article
Paul Shafer
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:18 pm
FOCUS Paul is currently working to measure the effect of coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act on emergency department and primary care utilization with a focus on the previously uninsured. He is also working to estimate the impact of federal, state, and insurer advertising on consumer engagement with state and federal health insurance exchanges…. View Article
Jenny Guadamuz
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:16 pm
FOCUS Jenny S. Guadamuz’s research involves examining disparities in cardiovascular disease and their structural causes. Her current focus is on cardiovascular medication use among immigrants in the US, which due to their immigration status may be excluded from the labor market, social safety net, and healthcare system. By focusing on structural causes of health disparities,… View Article
Sondra Lavigne
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:11 pm
FOCUS Sondra studies how antibiotic use and stewardship in veterinary medicine (both companion and food animals) affects the population health of both animals and humans. More broadly, she is interested in One Health, an interdisciplinary collaborative movement that recognizes that human health is closely interconnected with animal and environmental health. MORE ABOUT SONDRA Sondra Lavigne… View Article
Erica Browne
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:09 pm
FOCUS Erica Browne’s research interest includes a focus on organizational practice, and the extent to which nonprofit hospital community benefit investments can support equitable economic development, and improved population health outcomes within urban communities. MORE ABOUT ERICA Erica Browne is a second-year doctoral student in the Berkeley School of Public Health. Originally from Los Angeles,… View Article
Andrew Anderson
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:05 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s current work and research focus on value-based healthcare delivery models, performance measurement, and social determinants of health. MORE ABOUT ANDREW Andrew Anderson graduated with a PhD in health services research from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD). Andrew is also a Phyllis Torda Healthcare Quality Fellow with the National Committee for Quality… View Article
Ana Herrera
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:02 pm
FOCUS Ana Laura Herrera’s research focuses on the social, environmental, and personal influences on youth behaviors, particularly those relating to obesity and tobacco prevention. In pursuing a doctoral degree, she aspires to refine her research skills and learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate effective programs and policies to help eliminate health disparities. She believes… View Article
Bukola Bakare
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:58 pm
FOCUS Bukola Bakare’s interdisciplinary research approach and advocacy highlight issues surrounding physically active transportation and corporate social responsibility that informs planners of the need to channel transportation infrastructure and policy that benefit not only automobile travelers but also active travelers. Engaging active travelers through a safely shared road network can cultivate increased active lifestyles and… View Article

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