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Monica De La Cruz
Posted On November 30, 2020 6:07 pm
FOCUS Monica’s research interest focuses on ways to ameliorate family poverty as a means to positively impact children’s health, specifically for communities of color. Children living in poverty are at risk for a multitude of negative outcomes in health and safety, school success and educational attainment, and adult earning potential and productivity. Disproportionate poverty in… View Article
Mahader Tamene
Posted On November 29, 2020 1:56 pm
FOCUS Mahader is dedicated to advancing health and justice in underserved and historically marginalized communities globally. Her research focuses on mental health disparities, particularly community-based interventions that address the structural forces driving these disparities. Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods in epidemiology, Mahader investigates how structural determinants, including racism, poverty, housing, community violence, migration, and… View Article
Alein Y. Haro
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:19 pm
FOCUSMarginalized communities, such as immigrants, individuals from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and racial minorities, are more likely to face adverse social risk factors limiting their access to resources and opportunities, and thereby adversely affecting their health throughout the life course. Alein studies how systems create social conditions that affect health outcomes and create health inequities. Alein’s… 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
Brie McLemore
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:30 pm
FOCUS In recent years, there has been an increased dialogue concerning the impact of policing on communities of color. However, the implications of how policing impacts health outcomes has been largely omitted. Brie’s research explores how brutality and harassment at the hands of police can operate as a determinant of health for low-income people of… View Article
Cristina Gomez-Vidal
Posted On July 23, 2019 4:40 pm
FOCUS Cristina believes in building systems that uplift the dignity, ingenuity, and health of communities. Disadvantaged rural and unincorporated communities are often excluded from policymaking consideration due to their low numbers and limited influence, despite their ability to remain resilient with limited resources. Her research is focused on examining how government systems and participatory processes… View Article
Joseph Griffin
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:27 pm
FOCUS Joseph’s research is focused on community violence as a public health issue in urban communities of color. His approach looks at the social determinants of health as the root causes of violence. Through this lens, he explores how changes to the built and social environments may act as resiliency factors for communities that suffer… View Article
Catherine Duarte
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:04 pm
FOCUS Discretionary discipline is one of the key drivers of suspension and expulsion rates in primary and secondary schools across the United States. Moreover, it is well documented in the education literature that discretionary discipline inequitably targets Black and Latino students in those schools. Catherine’s research focuses on exploring the possible health effects of this… View Article

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