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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
Hayden Dawes
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:39 pm
FOCUSHayden’s research aims to promote the mental health and social well-being of people of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals by improving mental health services, systems, and policies. LGBTQIA+ people of color face interlocking systems of oppression related to their race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender that contribute to various mental health disparities. Hayden’s research will address these… View Article
Gabriella Alvarez
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS How does the social world get under the skin to sculpt the brain and body? As the central question in her work, Gabriella specifically explores how sociocultural risk factors (i.e., race-related and socioeconomic stress) are represented in brain activity and translated into physiological changes that have relevance for mental and physical health. She also… View Article
Paul Shafer
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:18 pm
FOCUS Paul is currently working to measure the effect of coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act on emergency department and primary care utilization with a focus on the previously uninsured. He is also working to estimate the impact of federal, state, and insurer advertising on consumer engagement with state and federal health insurance exchanges…. View Article
Henry Willis
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:20 pm
FOCUS Henry Willis is interested in exploring how specific sociocultural risk (i.e., race-related stress) and protective (i.e., racial identity) factors affect the mental health of African-Americans. During his doctoral program, he plans to translate this research into cultural adaptations of mental health treatments for underserved populations. He also will begin creating mobile-health mental health applications… View Article

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