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Ariana Mora
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:22 pm
FOCUS Ariana is interested in the impact of healthcare deprivation on historically and newly disadvantaged groups. She aims to promote access to quality healthcare by designing evidence-based interventions that integrate affected groups’ perspectives and experiences in order to address existing limitations within social and healthcare systems. Through her personal experiences and clinical exposure, particular issues… View Article
Raven Hardy
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:26 pm
FOCUS Raven’s research focus combines neuroscience, nutrition, and psychopathology. She is interested in maladaptive eating behaviors. The goal of her project is to identify risk and resilience factors for disorders such as obesity and food addiction. She is interested in the psychopathological, neurobiological, endocrinological, cognitive profiles, and eating behaviors that might predict these disorders. To… View Article
Leslie Salas-Hernández
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:37 pm
FOCUS Mass incarceration is a public health issue that requires continued cross-sector collaboration between community members, policymakers, public health professionals, and the justice system. Leslie plans to further drive research in community mental health and trauma, an oft-overlooked aspect of mass incarceration, in order to implement effective and sustainable community mental health efforts. Community mental… View Article
Luisa Maria Rivera
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:34 pm
FOCUS Luisa studies the transgenerational transmission of trauma and adversity in communities experiencing chronic and acute stressors. She currently conducts research with two populations: pregnant women delivering at a safety-net hospital in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco, and post-conflict Mayan villages in northwestern Guatemala. In both places, her research focuses on the ways in which historical… View Article

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