Alumni

Chinyere Agbai

PhD Student, Sociology
Chinyere Agbai
Academic Institution: Brown University Location: Providence, Rhode Island Cohort Start Year: 2017
Research Topics: Healthcare Access, Public Policy
Populations Served: African-American/Black, At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Low-Income Communities, Urban Communities

FOCUS
The issue of how living in gentrifying Los Angeles neighborhoods affects the overall health of those who originally resided in these communities is the central question of Chinyere’s research. This work is particularly timely as local policymakers advocate urban development projects that often make housing decreasingly affordable. Because of the scarcity of research on this topic, Chinyere hopes this work will not only shed light on a topic that is not well understood but also provide the evidence necessary to intervene on behalf of those most negatively impacted by this phenomenon.

MORE ABOUT CHINYERE
Chinyere is well equipped to explore how gentrification affects health outcomes due to her sociological training, which emphasizes situating groups and individuals in their social and historical contexts when conducting research.

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