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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
Elliot Marrow
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:07 pm
FOCUSElliot’s research interests lie at the intersection of LGBT health and psychology, with a particular focus on the health of trans and gender diverse (TGD) individuals. His research seeks to involve TGD and other marginalized individuals in the research process, working from community need to find accountable solutions. He is particularly interested in the role… View Article
Daniel Do
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:54 pm
FOCUSDaniel believes that mental health care is a right and not a privilege, and that being able to access affirming mental health care is of the utmost importance. LGBTQ+ persons of color (POC) face numerous barriers to finding affirming mental health services, and often experience racism and/or discrimination, even while in mental health care. Daniel’s… View Article
Brigette A. Davis
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Each individual’s road from youth to adulthood has its challenges, yet an ideal society is one that allows all to grow into their fullest potential. However, for people of color, this road is made more difficult by structural racism embedded in the institutions encountered throughout development. Racism ingrained in our school systems, neighborhoods, occupations,… View Article
Seciah Aquino
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:07 pm
FOCUS Seciah is determined to successfully revolutionize health care in the United States and ultimately the world. She seeks to provide the leadership needed to address the health disparities that currently exist. She is passionate about the intersection of government, health policy, economics and leadership in order to effectively address health inequalities and create structural… View Article
Michael A. Rosario
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:44 pm
FOCUS The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is twice as high for black compared to white Americans, but the reason remains unclear. Michael’s research focuses on psychosocial factors that contribute to this health disparity. Using functional and structural brain imaging, he seeks to understand the impact of interpersonal experiences such as racial discrimination on regions of… View Article

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