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Larry (Leo) Davis
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:28 pm
FOCUS The systemic inequities Leo has overcome contribute to his understanding and passion for systemic change in all domains of policy, economic development, and institutional programming. He intends to change the narrative of black fathers impacted by the carceral system and contribute new knowledge as to the significance black fathers have on child mental/health development,… View Article
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
Brianna J. Suslovic
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:25 pm
FOCUS Brianna seeks to remedy gaps in access to client-centered, trauma-informed, and uninterrupted mental healthcare for individuals accused of crimes in the United States. Her research focuses on the nexus of jail-based and community-based mental healthcare systems. She is interested in studying the clinical outcomes and administrative processes associated with mental-health-focused policing interventions and court… 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
Chlece Walker-Neal-Murray
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:25 pm
FOCUS Chlece would like to create a family court that is more therapeutic in nature, prioritizing the health of individuals and families. Her research interests focus on understanding systemic problems that impact the health of families who interact with family court. Specifically, she is interested in eliminating obstacles to health equity by understanding, mitigating, and… View Article
Lupita Quintana
Posted On November 30, 2020 6:06 pm
FOCUS Pesticides have been influential drivers of modern society and food production, yet their toxicity to humans and the environment are widespread and significant. Pesticide applicators, co-workers, bystanders, and children are exposed through various routes, resulting in acute and chronic illness, even death. Monitoring pesticide usage and poisoning cases is critical to understand the circumstances… View Article
Christian Maino Vieytes
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:53 pm
FOCUSChristian’s research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, epidemiology, statistics, and computer science. Harnessing tools from each of those fields, Christian examines the relationships between dietary factors and cancer-relevant outcomes in traditionally understudied cancer types (e.g., head and neck cancers). Christian’s interests also extend to how a cancer diagnosis impacts patients financially. Specifically, he… 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
Jenny Guadamuz
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:16 pm
FOCUS Jenny S. Guadamuz’s research involves examining disparities in cardiovascular disease and their structural causes. Her current focus is on cardiovascular medication use among immigrants in the US, which due to their immigration status may be excluded from the labor market, social safety net, and healthcare system. By focusing on structural causes of health disparities,… View Article

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