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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
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
Sheridan Fuller
Posted On July 23, 2019 3:27 pm
FOCUS Since the passage of “welfare reform” in 1996, there have been sharp changes in the safety net—for example, the proportion of eligible families who receive cash welfare benefits dropped by 42 percent between 1996 and 2017. Researchers still know very little about the reform’s causal impacts on children and families—especially in the long run…. View Article
Arrianna Planey
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:42 pm
FOCUS Arrianna is a health geographer whose dissertation examines dimensions of health care access in the United States with an emphasis on audiologists (hearing and balance specialists). As the U.S. population ages and hearing and balance disorder prevalence rises, there is a growing shortage of audiologists. The resulting inequitable spatial distribution of providers is associated… View Article

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