Hawi is interested in investigating the social and structural factors that impact the health outcomes of racial minorities, and the ways that the social capital of minority communities can be incorporated into public health services. Health interventions in historically marginalized communities are often informed by deficit-focused frameworks. Hawi hopes that her work will reframe health disparities research in ways that center the experiences and resilience of underserved populations in health services and policies.
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Hawi’s research is driven by an interdisciplinary focus, which integrates social science and public health in order to better understand and address the mechanisms and outcomes of inequity. Hawi’s research is also shaped by a background in public health practice, which recognizes the influence of policy in determining the quality of services for underserved communities.