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Mao S. Lee
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:46 pm
FOCUS English learner (EL) students are often viewed as having a learning disability. Equating multilingualism with cognitive impairment costs EL students opportunities to advance academically as they are excluded from rigorous, college prep classes. Hence, their future is determined by their curriculum. Additionally, EL students who are refugee adolescents come from unique backgrounds, and both… View Article
Daniel Do
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:54 pm
FOCUSDaniel believes that mental health care is a right and not a privilege, and that being able to access affirming mental health care is of the utmost importance. LGBTQ+ persons of color (POC) face numerous barriers to finding affirming mental health services, and often experience racism and/or discrimination, even while in mental health care. Daniel’s… View Article
Maningbè (Mani) Keita Fakeye
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:21 pm
FOCUS As America’s older adult population increases, the effects of managing multiple chronic conditions become more burdensome. This program will support Mani’s work on evaluating the economic and social implications of chronic disease management in older adults and caregivers. Her work will inform equitable policy efforts to facilitate self-management, mitigate costs, improve quality of care,… View Article
Ashley Gripper
Posted On July 23, 2019 4:41 pm
FOCUS Ashley believes black communities are stronger when they are self-determined. Her research examines the connection between agriculture, land access, and the health of black growers; it is community-centered and community-driven. In order to more effectively advocate for anti-racist federal and local land access policies, new strategies are needed to establish an association between growing… View Article
Arjee Javellana Restar
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:11 pm
FOCUS Arjee’s research engagements in public health concentrate on promoting structural and behavior-based interventions to improve the health of communities affected by a multitude of adverse sexual and mental health outcomes, such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, sexual violence, and suicidality, particularly as experienced by transgender and gender-nonconforming communities of color. This work… View Article
Harvey L. Nicholson Jr.
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:27 pm
FOCUS Harvey’s current research focuses on racial disparities in substance use and health. In the future, he plans to explore ethnic disparities in similar outcomes among Blacks and Asians living in the US. MORE ABOUT HARVEY Harvey Nicholson earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Central Florida. He received his BA in Sociology… View Article
Joseph Griffin
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:27 pm
FOCUS Joseph’s research is focused on community violence as a public health issue in urban communities of color. His approach looks at the social determinants of health as the root causes of violence. Through this lens, he explores how changes to the built and social environments may act as resiliency factors for communities that suffer… View Article
Jake Ryann Sumibcay
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:08 pm
FOCUS Jake’s current research is focused on driving a more effective engagement in health for the Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth and young adult populations by utilizing health promotion and education. Some of the critical issues that Jake has applied his research to include tobacco control, cancer prevention, healthy eating and active… View Article

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