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Cheryl Aguilar
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:58 pm
FOCUS Cheryl studies the mental health impact of migration; the interplay of policy, politics, and mental health; and other structural complexities bicultural and transnational families face. Her most immediate research interest is to contribute to the study of the traumatic impact of immigration-related family separations and reunifications, particularly focusing on children’s experiences and their parents/caregivers… View Article
Tiffani A. Elliott
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:56 pm
FOCUS Healthcare policies that consider social and structural determinants of mental health and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are timely and important. The ultimate goal of Tiffani’s research is to improve the way behavioral healthcare systems interact with underserved and historically oppressed communities. Tiffani is interested in rethinking approaches to mental healthcare that better… View Article
Ian Moura
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:09 pm
FOCUS All too often, disability is seen by policymakers and providers as incompatible with good health. The omission of disabled people from the collective understanding of what it means to be healthy is compounded by the continued lack of high-quality data regarding disability. As algorithmic decision-making tools become more widespread, they risk encoding and amplifying… View Article
Natalia Coriano-Díaz
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:58 pm
FOCUS Natalia is interested in conducting research focused on Latina women’s reproductive and sexual health, and how these are influenced by current health policies. Presently, she studies how state policies affect severe maternal morbidity and mortality, which historically have disproportionately impacted women of color. She is also interested in exploring how human services can be… View Article
Andrew Joaquin Bolibol
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:44 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s research focuses on the barriers to healthcare access and utilization of healthcare services, particularly for LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities. Understanding how policy can shape the healthcare delivery system is a crucial component in erasing the gap in healthcare coverage and utilization between LGBTQ individuals and their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. He is particularly interested… View Article
Nayla Bezares
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:03 pm
FOCUS Food systems affect multiple elements of society, influencing well-being from health, economic and environmental perspectives. In Puerto Rico, recent natural disasters have demonstrated the need for cohesive food systems planning. Nayla studies the sustainability of food resilience strategies in Puerto Rico, such as increasing local food production and expanding highly diverse agricultural systems. The… View Article
Motunrayo Tosin-Oni
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:02 pm
FOCUS Motunrayo’s research interests lie at the intersection of health equity and community-driven policies. In her work, she explores the ways legislative and institutional policies intentionally or inadvertently create barriers to care for vulnerable populations, and the ways these barriers subsequently exacerbate health disparities. Her policy evaluation focus aims to highlight policies and practices that… View Article
Alec Marcus Hall
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:16 pm
FOCUS Alec’s passion for research involves developing a school-based integrated model that involves restorative justice and Youth Participatory Action Research within a Multi-tiered Systems of Support framework. He wants to develop this model to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline metaphor that disproportionately affects children of color. Many children of color who come from urban backgrounds may… View Article
Keona J. Wynne
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:26 pm
FOCUSKeona envisions a world where everyone has all of the internal and external tools they need to thrive. In public health and society, there is a narrow focus on the individual and how to cultivate health-seeking behaviors within one person. She believes that the values and desires to thrive and remain healthy are embedded within… View Article

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