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Alberto Cifuentes, Jr.
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Urban sex workers, regardless of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, experience high levels of prejudice and discrimination that negatively impact their health outcomes. Moreover, these individuals often lack access to health care, employment, housing, and educational opportunities because of their culturally stigmatized status in society. Alberto’s research seeks to not only reduce prejudicial views of… View Article
Andrew S. Arriaga
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s research is motivated by a desire to see equitable health and wellness services integrated more prominently in marginalized communities. His work seeks to particularly explore cultural factors related to help-seeking behaviors and health disparities among sexual and gender minority individuals of color—a population that has long faced adverse health outcomes and significant health… View Article
Alane Celeste-Villalvir
Posted On July 23, 2019 3:15 pm
FOCUS Public health programs, policies, and research have been historically proscriptive, excluding marginalized communities and often denying them the agency to define their health needs and solutions. Alane’s research interests center on addressing health disparities in underserved communities in a way that promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural humility. Her research focuses on elucidating the characteristics… View Article
Matthew Lee
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:23 pm
FOCUS Matthew is committed to designing innovative solutions that address the use, lack of use, and misuse of scientific evidence in public health policy and practice. His research focuses on enhancing the implementation and sustainability of social policies and structural interventions, particularly in the areas of health equity and minority health. He aims to apply… View Article
Jovan Julien
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:22 pm
FOCUS Isolated and marginalized individuals, families, communities, and organizations often have the least access to the data and evidence that can help clarify the likely outcomes, trade-offs, costs, and benefits of a complex interaction of specific policies and dilemmas faced by decision-makers. Jovan’s research integrates and synthesizes evidence-based models that are accessible, relevant, and available… View Article
Rebekah Israel Cross
Posted On July 23, 2019 11:55 am
FOCUS Structural and institutional racism often determine where we can live, work, and socialize, which ultimately shapes our mental and physical health outcomes. Rebekah is interested in conceptualizing and measuring racism as well as using mixed methods to better understand how the inequitable distribution of power, land, and other resources has shaped the health of… View Article
Aaron Camp
Posted On July 17, 2019 12:47 pm
FOCUS Aaron Camp’s research examines assets, sociopolitical structures, and their impact on the health and economic well-being of underrepresented communities. During his doctoral career, Aaron intends to conduct case studies that explore the responsibilities and potential benefits of community support groups and cultural network systems. He envisions that organizational and cultural entities possess a certain… View Article
Ans Irfan
Posted On April 17, 2019 10:25 am
FOCUS Each year, thousands of workers die on the job, and those workers disproportionately come from low-income and marginalized communities. We, as a society, ought to do better. The location and type of one’s work should not determine one’s quality of life or lifespan. Work has been a known, fundamental social determinant of health in… View Article

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