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Michelle Goulette
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:29 pm
FOCUS Barriers to accessing health information and healthcare services have disproportionately affected racial minorities and low-socioeconomic-status groups in the U.S. Such barriers fuel disparities in cancer care. Increasingly widespread cannabis legalization has led to questions about patient knowledge and the drug’s suitability for managing cancer-related symptoms. Michelle plans to investigate the knowledge and beliefs of… View Article
Zong Huang
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:08 pm
FOCUS Zong’s research is focused on examining the drivers of economic inequality and understanding the effects of social welfare programs. For example, he is currently studying the role of Medicaid in addressing the opioid epidemic, one of the worst drug crises in U.S. history. Federal spending disproportionately impacts the poor, and it is therefore critical… View Article
Morgan D. Farnworth
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:31 pm
FOCUS Morgan’s research focuses on the role of government in advancing health equity. Applying an interdisciplinary lens to the overdose crisis, her dissertation examines its relationship to local public service delivery, patterns of harm reduction policy adoption, and collaboration between courts and the treatment sector. Her research speaks to government as a determinant of health… View Article
Anton L.V. Avanceña
Posted On July 31, 2019 4:56 pm
FOCUS Significant financial and human resources are wasted on ineffective health programs, interventions, and policies; and this waste contributes to rising health care costs and underinvestment in other important areas. Anton is passionate about reversing this trend through his research, which leverages simulation and economic modeling techniques to help guide resource allocation decisions. Previously, Anton… View Article

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