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Maurryce Starks
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:18 pm
FOCUS How does our brain and physiological activity change as a consequence of social stress? What tools can be utilized during or after negative social interactions to improve mental and physical health outcomes? Using neuroimaging techniques, Maurryce studies how complex social interactions (e.g., vicarious racism) affect our neural activity and cognitive functioning. He also seeks… View Article
Latesha K. Harris
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:07 pm
FOCUS Latesha’s mission is to advance the scientific understanding of cardiometabolic health disparities and improve cardiometabolic health outcomes among black women. Her emerging program of research explores the intersection of structural racism, psychosocial stress, and racial/ethnic inequities in women’s cardiometabolic health across the life course. Her current research examines how race-related stressors (i.e., racism, discrimination,… View Article
Rehaana Herbert
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:42 pm
FOCUS Rehaana is passionate about identifying the historically systemic issues that contribute to the inequalities of communities of color. Her research explores economic disparities, wealth gaps, and financial wellness, focusing on systemic and structural problems that impact the well-being of women of color. Rehaana is committed to engaging in research that prioritizes black and brown… View Article
Lauren Prox
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:44 pm
FOCUS Do we have a say when it comes to the air we breathe? Well, that depends on who you ask. Where we live, work, and play can have a large impact on the level of air pollution in our air. Lauren intends to study air quality and the health impacts associated with inhaling harmful… View Article
Sally Ryman
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:52 pm
FOCUS Transgender and gender diverse individuals experience multiple disparities in health outcomes and access to care. Transfolk, especially transwomen of color, experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment than cisgender people. In accessing health care, they are more likely to be uninsured or underinsured and have difficulty finding competent, affordable, trans-affirming medical and mental… View Article
Rumana S. Rabbani
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:46 pm
FOCUS Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline workers with lived experience of their communities, yet historically have been a marginalized workforce. Rumana’s preliminary research shows institutional racism and power is a root cause for barriers of integration and licensure, and inequities such as funding, and notably a lack of power, voice, and agency. Her research… View Article
Manuel J. Galvan
Posted On November 29, 2020 1:59 pm
FOCUSHow do inequalities of the past maintain inequality in the present (and future)? What can we do to disrupt this pattern and build a more equitable tomorrow? To address these questions, Manuel investigates how racial and economic inequality influences health, decision-making, self-perception, policy preferences, and beliefs about success and deservingness. He focuses on topics at… View Article
Madison McCall
Posted On November 29, 2020 1:54 pm
FOCUSMadison’s research interests center around the development, dissemination, and evaluation of digital tools that advance mental health care delivery for underserved children and their families. As a doctoral student, Madison plans to translate her research into design and implementation strategies that improve the effectiveness, sustainability, and scalability of technology-enhanced treatments. MORE ABOUT MADISONMadison is well… View Article
Jessica L. Levasseur
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:02 pm
FOCUSJessica believes that all people have the right to a home and work environment safe from endocrine disrupting chemicals. Endocrine disrupting chemicals have been associated with a multitude of health outcomes, from asthma to infertility to some cancers. These chemicals are notoriously difficult to study and regulate because they are now found everywhere, such as… View Article

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