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Edward Chauca
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:27 pm
FOCUS What is the role of culture in building resilience among immigrant Latinx communities? What can public health and policy officials learn from the experiences of these communities? Edward studies how the experience of migration affects the mental health and well-being of Latinx communities in the United States; the individual and collective behaviors that this… View Article
Sofia “Sofi” Cárdenas
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:03 pm
FOCUS In her research, Sofi uses interdisciplinary methodologies to assess the intersection of biological and social processes impacting parent caregiving behaviors. Sofi’s research follows two lines of inquiry. In one line of inquiry, she uses neuroimaging and hormonal assays to clarify neurocognitive and endocrine processes supporting caregiving, with a focus on fatherhood. In Sofi’s second… View Article
Jocelyn Poe
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:41 pm
FOCUS Jocelyn seeks to explore the relationship between trauma and the built-environment. She desires to examine how lasting oppression creates cultural trauma for people of color and effects planning and policy processes. Historically, urban planning played an infamous role in shaping cultural trauma, and planners had the power to manipulate place to oppress disadvantaged populations…. View Article
Gerson Galdamez
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:40 pm
FOCUS Since junior high, Gerson has volunteered as a musician in several long-term care facilities, and developed strong friendships with the older adults living there. Hearing about their experiences with abuse and mistreatment strongly compelled him to research elder abuse as a gerontology PhD student. In addition to exploring the prevalence and mechanisms of elder… View Article

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