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Seth Allard
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:53 pm
FOCUS Seth’s research interests center on military and veteran suicide and Native American youth suicide. Seth pursues collaborative and qualitative research on the experiences of vulnerable and marginalized communities experiencing chronic health disparity. His research approach is heavily informed by community-based participatory research, creative ethnographic writing, autoethnography, medical anthropology, interdisciplinarity (specifically the intersection of social… View Article
Sarah El-Azab
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:05 pm
FOCUS Sarah’s goal is to ensure that the data used to inform and develop health policy represents the lived experiences of impacted communities. Specifically, she studies data quality in electronic health records (EHRs), which are frequently used as observational data sets in clinical and public health research. EHR data, which encodes clinical workflows and institutional… View Article
Danae Ross
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:22 pm
FOCUS Bringing an interdisciplinary lens to the study of Black maternal/parental health, Danae’s work centers the physical and mental health of Black mothers and their infants in sexual and reproductive justice discourses. She investigates how anti-Black culture–particularly related to Black sexuality and parenthood–influences Black maternal/parental-infant lived experiences as well as health outcomes, standard medical recommendations,… View Article
Gabriel L Johnson
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:15 pm
FOCUSGabriel Johnson intends to develop healthy masculinities among Black and African diasporic men and masculine of center individuals, with the long-term goal of further building mentally, physically, and spiritually healthier communities. Much of the discussion about masculinity centers around how detrimental it is to the health of individuals and communities, but through identifying both the… View Article
Anton L.V. Avanceña
Posted On July 31, 2019 4:56 pm
FOCUS Significant financial and human resources are wasted on ineffective health programs, interventions, and policies; and this waste contributes to rising health care costs and underinvestment in other important areas. Anton is passionate about reversing this trend through his research, which leverages simulation and economic modeling techniques to help guide resource allocation decisions. Previously, Anton… View Article
Max Aung
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:56 pm
FOCUS Max Aung’s research focuses on characterizing the underlying mechanisms that link environmental exposures to adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes. Humans are exposed to dozens of environmental contaminants everyday, and pregnant women and developing fetuses are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of these exposures. Max investigates the potential effects that prenatal exposures to mixtures… View Article
Kristefer Stojanovski
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:48 pm
FOCUS Kristefer Stojanovski’s research examines structural causes to health disparities among ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender minorities. During his doctoral program, Kristefer intends to continue this work domestically and internationally. MORE ABOUT KRISTEFER Kristefer Stojanovski is a doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan. Kristefer has extensive experience in… View Article
Tran Doan
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:36 pm
FOCUS Her dissertation—which focuses on measuring the cost-effectiveness of universal mental health screening for adolescent depression—will likely have policy implications for setting screening practices for pediatricians and family doctors, who are in a strong position to advocate for youth’s mental health. She aims to apply decision science tools and simulation modeling for addressing health equity… View Article
Gayle Shipp
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:17 pm
FOCUS Gayle Shipp is in her fourth year at MSU working on an NIH R21 intervention study titled “Mama Bear”. It is a dual intervention study gathering pilot data, integrating components of breastfeeding support and weight management for African-Americans. Specifically, her research will focus on understanding Breastfeeding Self- Efficacy and Perceived Social Support in African-American… View Article

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