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Clarice J. Hampton
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:56 pm
FOCUS Clarice‘s research aims to improve the social conditions of black women living with HIV who are disproportionately burdened by the HIV epidemic. She conducts studies from an ecological perspective to transform how society understands HIV-related stigma. Through community-based participatory research methods, Clarice centers the voices of black women living with HIV and uses multilevel… View Article
Sevly Snguon
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:47 pm
FOCUS A wave of targeted anti-poverty interventions in the U.S. provides individuals and families unconditional, unrestricted, and recurring cash transfers, also known as guaranteed income. The results are promising for those who have been fortunate to be selected as participants, such as reduced mental distress and higher attainment of full-time jobs compared with control groups…. View Article
Sarah Peralta
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:06 pm
FOCUS Sarah’s research interests are on issues related to grief and bereavement in the United States juvenile and criminal justice system. She has a specific interest in the numerous ways that grief expressions in marginalized communities can become pathologized/penalized. Her goals are to address the need for gender responsive, trauma-informed services through collaborative research that… View Article
Pyar Seth
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:04 pm
FOCUS Pyar studies Black sociopolitical life and death and how medical language, strategies, and technologies reenact and adhere race to bodies. Through an examination of institutional intervention and state violence, he also focuses on understanding the nature of stress and well-being in Black communities through capturing geographies of affect, bio-sensing, and psychophysiological response to racial… View Article
Danny A. Kalash, DMD
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:26 pm
FOCUS Although children’s oral health appears to be improving nationally, it continues to stagnate or worsen among families of color, families living in rural areas, and families who experience gaps in access to social supports. While some states have achieved utilization parity among Medicaid-insured and commercially insured children, substantial utilization gaps remain in most states…. View Article
Natasha D. Williams
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:08 pm
FOCUS Broadly, Natasha’s research works to expose and address mental health inequities experienced by marginalized populations. More specifically, her work centers the mental health experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ people of color. She takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from population health science, family science, social policy, health services research, sociology, and… View Article
Jabarey Wells
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:42 pm
FOCUSJabarey is invested in utilizing community-based research to mitigate the damaging impacts incarceration can have on community functioning and individual health. Specifically, Jabarey researches how carceral systems (prisons, jails, community supervision, policy, etc.) affect the relationship between incarcerated individuals and their communities to influence health and well-being upon reentry/reintegration. He examines factors such as surveillance,… View Article
Jason Ashe
Posted On August 1, 2019 12:34 pm
FOCUS Studying behavioral medicine and community psychology, Jason’s research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning religious studies, social health psychology, and community health. Jason is interested in exploring the multiple dimensions and behaviors of religious involvement and spirituality among African Americans that influence race-related stressors (discrimination), health outcomes, decision-making, and physician-patient relationships. As part of the program,… View Article
Andrew Anderson
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:05 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s current work and research focus on value-based healthcare delivery models, performance measurement, and social determinants of health. MORE ABOUT ANDREW Andrew Anderson graduated with a PhD in health services research from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD). Andrew is also a Phyllis Torda Healthcare Quality Fellow with the National Committee for Quality… View Article

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