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Ashley J. Cooper
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:22 pm
FOCUS Ashley’s mission is to improve health outcomes for Black women in the United States. She believes that successful healthcare research requires diverse perspectives and a shift toward the intersectional scholarship model to develop population-specific interventions. Her current research examines the prevalence of obesity and cardiometabolic disorders in Black US women, and how individual and… View Article
Laurin Bixby
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:29 pm
FOCUSLaurin aims to inform policy and prevention efforts that alleviate inequitable access to resources in the social, service, and built environments. Her research centers on how differences in sociopolitical climates affect the health and well-being of children and their families. She asks questions relating to how differential exposures to disadvantage during early childhood and adolescence… View Article
David Mai
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:57 pm
FOCUSLiving immunotherapies in the form of synthetically modified immune cells have demonstrated remarkable success against various late-stage and chemotherapy-resistant cancers. However, they are less effective in solid tumors, feasible in only a subset of patients, and expensive. David’s research seeks to improve the safety, function, and manufacturing of these therapies by investigating scalable methods to… View Article
Sondra Lavigne
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:11 pm
FOCUS Sondra studies how antibiotic use and stewardship in veterinary medicine (both companion and food animals) affects the population health of both animals and humans. More broadly, she is interested in One Health, an interdisciplinary collaborative movement that recognizes that human health is closely interconnected with animal and environmental health. MORE ABOUT SONDRA Sondra Lavigne… View Article
Chioma Woko
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:50 pm
FOCUS Disproportionate access to health information and resources by marginalized groups is one indicator of health inequity and disparity in the United States. Further, the composition of an individual’s social networks is a strong predictor for their health outcomes and behaviors. Social media has expanded the traditional idea of a social network, allowing people in… View Article
Jennifer Whittaker
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:48 pm
FOCUS People living in rural communities experience avoidable and unjust disparities in health outcomes. Lack of access to health care services is compounded by shortcomings in physical infrastructure, transportation, housing, education and economic systems. Jenny’s research seeks to understand how health care systems can partner with other community and municipal systems to improve health care… View Article

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