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Cheryl Aguilar
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:58 pm
FOCUS Cheryl studies the mental health impact of migration; the interplay of policy, politics, and mental health; and other structural complexities bicultural and transnational families face. Her most immediate research interest is to contribute to the study of the traumatic impact of immigration-related family separations and reunifications, particularly focusing on children’s experiences and their parents/caregivers… View Article
Abigail Underwood
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:45 pm
FOCUS Abigail’s research is centered on the reproductive justice framework that states all people should be able to choose to have children, or not, and raise them in a healthy and safe environment. To achieve this goal, she believes we must work with communities to understand systems and identify policy levers to promote tangible, lasting… View Article
Elena Schiavone
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:49 pm
FOCUS Elena aims to advance mental health equity, particularly by improving access to and cultural responsiveness of clinical services for children and families from marginalized communities. This is essential because mental health needs and disparities have continually increased over several decades. Research indicates that within many communities of color, diagnoses are more persistent and disabling;… View Article
Sevly Snguon
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:47 pm
FOCUS A wave of targeted anti-poverty interventions in the U.S. provides individuals and families unconditional, unrestricted, and recurring cash transfers, also known as guaranteed income. The results are promising for those who have been fortunate to be selected as participants, such as reduced mental distress and higher attainment of full-time jobs compared with control groups…. 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
Chlece Walker-Neal-Murray
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:25 pm
FOCUS Chlece would like to create a family court that is more therapeutic in nature, prioritizing the health of individuals and families. Her research interests focus on understanding systemic problems that impact the health of families who interact with family court. Specifically, she is interested in eliminating obstacles to health equity by understanding, mitigating, and… View Article
Brianna A. Baker
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:23 pm
FOCUS Brianna’s research concerns the study and protection of Black mental health using community-level, clinical psychological science. As a Southern Black woman, she has watched anti-Black racism and gender-based violence become internalized by those who look like her. She is particularly concerned with how American colonialism continues to affect the mental well-being of the Black… View Article
Adrian Luis Manriquez
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:15 pm
FOCUS Adrian is committed to ending intergenerational family violence in order to promote health equity in Latino communities. Currently, Latino families suffer from disproportionate rates of domestic violence. Adrian’s research focuses on Latino fathers enrolled in batterer intervention programs to extend the impact of such programs to the larger family system. Overall, his research seeks… View Article
Elizabeth Rangel
Posted On September 27, 2021 4:29 pm
FOCUS In order to achieve mental health equity, it is crucial to engage in research that intentionally centers community voices and needs. Elizabeth’s research focuses on utilizing dissemination and implementation science and community-based participatory research approaches to increase access to culturally appropriate, evidence-based mental health services. Elizabeth’s current work aims to serve Latinx youth with… View Article

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