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Gabino J. Abarca Nava
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:37 pm
FOCUS Latino immigrants face many challenges and stressors that can be detrimental to their health when immigrating to and living in the U.S. It is imperative to understand the effects of these stressors to bring forth evidence-based policies that give Latino immigrants the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Gabino is interested in understanding… View Article
Johnny Huynh
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:04 pm
FOCUSJohnny’s research analyzes U.S. policy issues related to health and labor economics. He is interested in applying econometric models to questions of health care access and inequity, especially among veterans and racial minorities. What underlies his work is a passion to improve population health through rigorous evaluation of social policies. MORE ABOUT JOHNNYJohnny is committed… View Article
Corey Jacinto
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:51 pm
FOCUSCorey envisions himself as an economics-oriented contributor to impactful interdisciplinary research that has tangible impacts on health equity. He intends to leverage economic evaluation and modeling to inform policies that address health disparities and that broadly improve health outcomes. Economic assessment and modeling can bolster support for innovative policies and interventions, such as reparations, safe… View Article
Ariel Nicole Hart, MPH
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:32 pm
FOCUSAriel is committed to working toward a world where Black babies and Black birthing people experience holistic wellness and genuine care. Unfortunately, in our current health care system, Black birthing persons and their children are much more likely to die or experience injury compared to their white counterparts. Ariel’s research examines the social and historical… View Article
Josefina Flores Morales
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:46 pm
FOCUS Josefina Flores Morales’s primary interests follow two main lines of work: The occupational health and employment of undocumented middle-aged immigrants of Mexican origin; and the educational trajectories of newcomer youth and undocumented college students. Presently, Josefina is curious about how undocumented immigrants negotiate their employment and future plans as well as how their long-term… View Article
Stephanie Keeney Parks
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:39 pm
FOCUS By highlighting the health care disparities faced by African American families that have children with autism, Stephanie looks to identify ways to change the landscape to provide more equitable care. To achieve this, Stephanie studies the everyday lives of these families, centering the parent’s narratives as experts in their own lived experience. She also… View Article
Ezinne Nwankwo
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:38 pm
FOCUS Everyone in the U.S. should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Currently, anti-immigrant sentiment, policies, and restrictive laws make this realization difficult for some members of our community. Recent immigrants are more likely to live in under-resourced communities, where the economic, social, and physical environments do not support their health… View Article
Blanche Wright
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:47 pm
FOCUS Evidence-based treatments (EBTs) designed to improve youth mental health problems have been predominantly validated with middle-class, white families in university settings. As millions of tax dollars are invested in bringing EBTs to the Los Angeles community, which largely serves disadvantaged, Latino families, Blanche aims to (1) identify ethnic disparities in the quality of mental… View Article
Rebekah Israel Cross
Posted On July 23, 2019 11:55 am
FOCUS Structural and institutional racism often determine where we can live, work, and socialize, which ultimately shapes our mental and physical health outcomes. Rebekah is interested in conceptualizing and measuring racism as well as using mixed methods to better understand how the inequitable distribution of power, land, and other resources has shaped the health of… View Article

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