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Motunrayo Tosin-Oni
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:02 pm
FOCUS Motunrayo’s research interests lie at the intersection of health equity and community-driven policies. In her work, she explores the ways legislative and institutional policies intentionally or inadvertently create barriers to care for vulnerable populations, and the ways these barriers subsequently exacerbate health disparities. Her policy evaluation focus aims to highlight policies and practices that… View Article
Keona J. Wynne
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:26 pm
FOCUSKeona envisions a world where everyone has all of the internal and external tools they need to thrive. In public health and society, there is a narrow focus on the individual and how to cultivate health-seeking behaviors within one person. She believes that the values and desires to thrive and remain healthy are embedded within… View Article
Brigette A. Davis
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Each individual’s road from youth to adulthood has its challenges, yet an ideal society is one that allows all to grow into their fullest potential. However, for people of color, this road is made more difficult by structural racism embedded in the institutions encountered throughout development. Racism ingrained in our school systems, neighborhoods, occupations,… View Article
Seciah Aquino
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:07 pm
FOCUS Seciah is determined to successfully revolutionize health care in the United States and ultimately the world. She seeks to provide the leadership needed to address the health disparities that currently exist. She is passionate about the intersection of government, health policy, economics and leadership in order to effectively address health inequalities and create structural… View Article
Kadeem Noray
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:36 pm
FOCUS Kadeem’s research uses economic theory and applied econometrics to examine the consequences of criminal justice, taxation, and other social policies, with a focus on how these policies affect opportunity, inequality, wealth concentration, and poverty in the United States. Research projects he is working on include: 1) evaluating how Chicago police respond to high-profile police… View Article
Ashley Gripper
Posted On July 23, 2019 4:41 pm
FOCUS Ashley believes black communities are stronger when they are self-determined. Her research examines the connection between agriculture, land access, and the health of black growers; it is community-centered and community-driven. In order to more effectively advocate for anti-racist federal and local land access policies, new strategies are needed to establish an association between growing… View Article
Hannah Cory
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:13 pm
FOCUS Experiencing stigma and discrimination has significant impacts on our long-term health. To unravel how these experiences impact health, understanding exposure over the life course is necessary, but this link is only just beginning to be explored in adolescent populations. Hannah’s research uses mixed-methods approaches to better measure and understand how experiences of weight stigma… View Article

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