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Toyan Harper
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:39 pm
FOCUS Toyan’s research explores the reentry process; specifically, familial involvement and how formerly incarcerated people access healthcare and engage with health recommendations. He seeks to understand the experiences formerly incarcerated people encounter when they seek treatment in their communities. Toyan’s research particularly focuses on reducing system inefficiencies—between prisons and other institutions such as hospitals—that interrupt… View Article
Resha Terae Swanson
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:30 pm
FOCUSFair labor policies and standards are core to improving job quality for black, Latinx, and immigrant workers in the Southern U.S. Yet Southern labor policy is inextricably tied to structural racism and often reproduces inequality. Southern state legislatures punitively use preemption doctrine to stop local municipalities from passing pro-worker policies like minimum-wage increases or paid-leave… View Article
James Green
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:39 pm
FOCUS James is conducting research to empower queer and trans youth of color in their experiences with mental illness and mental health services. Power differentials exist between youth and adults, which are exacerbated by homophobia, transphobia, and racism, and this impacts youths’ access to and confidence in mental health services. James’ research uses digital ethnographic… View Article
Cashell D. Lewis
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:41 pm
FOCUSCashell’s research explores the intersection between mental health and criminal justice. His focus on suicidal behavior seeks to center the experiences of criminal justice-involved African Americans. He is interested in the risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behavior among criminal justice-involved African American men and women; specially examining suicidal behavior from the perspective of… View Article
Sireen Irsheid
Posted On July 23, 2019 4:52 pm
FOCUS Social structures entrenched in racism and social inequality systematically fail students of color. Sireen is primarily interested in examining how these structural and contextual dynamics impact factors contributing to health and education inequities. She believes it is important to develop a deep understanding of the root causes of inequity and systemic issues in order… View Article

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