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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
Laura Joaquina Morales
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:47 pm
FOCUS Laura is passionate about improving the lives of those who lack access to clean water due to affordability or physical infrastructure. Water systems in the United States are reflective of the built environment. There are more than 50,000 community water systems, and half of those serve 500 people or fewer. Fragmentation of these systems… View Article
Jose McBride
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:02 pm
FOCUS Jose’s societal vision encompasses a culture with reduced sexual harm for all individuals, and he is particularly interested in understanding the intricate dynamics associated with sexual assault in disenfranchised communities. The detrimental consequences of sexual assault cannot be overemphasized, and ethnic and racial disparities continue to persist. Jose’s research aims to significantly impact policy… View Article
Natalia Coriano-Díaz
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:58 pm
FOCUS Natalia is interested in conducting research focused on Latina women’s reproductive and sexual health, and how these are influenced by current health policies. Presently, she studies how state policies affect severe maternal morbidity and mortality, which historically have disproportionately impacted women of color. She is also interested in exploring how human services can be… 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
Julián Ponce
Posted On August 15, 2022 7:09 pm
FOCUS Julián’s research informs policy that ensures Latinx and underrepresented communities have an equitable opportunity to live their longest and healthiest lives. His research interests are motivated by widening racial and ethnic health disparities in chronic disease mortality and morbidity in the United States and Latin America. Julián’s research focuses on investigating the relationship between… View Article
Resha Terae Swanson
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:30 pm
FOCUSFair labor policies and standards are core to improving job quality for black, Latinx, and immigrant workers in the Southern U.S. Yet Southern labor policy is inextricably tied to structural racism and often reproduces inequality. Southern state legislatures punitively use preemption doctrine to stop local municipalities from passing pro-worker policies like minimum-wage increases or paid-leave… 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

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