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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
Mary Lynd Phan
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:45 pm
FOCUS How can we introduce evidence-based interventions to improve underserved youth’s mental health that are sustainable and cost-effective? Using a community-based participatory research approach, Mary intends to collaborate with key stakeholders within the schools and community to implement mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for underserved youth. MBIs are financially low-cost, and once learned, can be practiced anytime… View Article
James Green
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:39 pm
FOCUS James is conducting research to empower queer and trans youth of color in their experiences with mental illness and mental health services. Power differentials exist between youth and adults, which are exacerbated by homophobia, transphobia, and racism, and this impacts youths’ access to and confidence in mental health services. James’ research uses digital ethnographic… View Article
Enrique Lopez Lopez
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:35 pm
FOCUS High school is often a time in which social, cultural, and economic gaps become more tangible to marginalized communities, framing a coming of age with limited opportunities. Undocumented individuals face atypical limitations and stressors that compound other existing forces, heightening their degree of vulnerability and, in turn, become obstacles to their overall healthy development…. View Article
Alejandra Arrieta
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:17 pm
FOCUS Alejandra is committed to researching social determinants of health, with a focus on predictors of gender inequalities in health and how these disparities vary by race, ethnicity, and economic background. She is particularly interested in studying how gender norms affect behaviors and health during adolescence, as well as the long-term consequences on chronic disease… View Article
Alec Marcus Hall
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:16 pm
FOCUS Alec’s passion for research involves developing a school-based integrated model that involves restorative justice and Youth Participatory Action Research within a Multi-tiered Systems of Support framework. He wants to develop this model to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline metaphor that disproportionately affects children of color. Many children of color who come from urban backgrounds may… View Article
Noah Triplett
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:40 pm
FOCUSAlthough great strides have been made in developing effective treatments for youth mental health problems, they are often not implemented in real-world settings. Noah aims to engage patients, mental health care providers, and policymakers to develop and refine solutions for increasing access to evidence-based mental health care in the U.S. and abroad. By examining various… View Article
Natalie Aileen Larez
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:35 pm
FOCUS Students spend most of their time in school systems, and at the same time, they don’t exist in a vacuum. They navigate multiple environments, such as their home, juvenile detention centers, foster care systems, health care systems, etc. Natalie is interested in examining how publicly funded institutions support the educational, physical, and mental health… View Article
Mi’Chael N. Wright
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:09 pm
FOCUS In recent years, there have been studies that have shown that social media is heavily associated with mental health, however, under certain circumstances and for certain groups. Black and Latina girls use social media to develop their sense of self, yet these very platforms force them to redevelop and question their existence. Mi’Chael’s research… View Article
Kate Somerville
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:24 pm
FOCUSKate’s work aims to explore and promote effective models of mental health support and services for students in K-12 learning environments. In particular, Kate is interested in the role community organizing plays in both community healing and school mental health policy. Additionally, Kate is interested in federal, state, and local policies that impact school-based mental… View Article

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