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Aisha Diane Fletcher
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:52 pm
FOCUS Health disparities, inequities, and inequalities are not just a happenstance. They are often rooted in, shaped, and sustained by structural racism normalized and legitimized by the policies, institutions, and systems governing our society. These racially based, discriminatory policies often lead to worse adverse health outcomes and lower life expectancy for people of color. Aisha’s… View Article
Tyler McCoy Gay
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:07 pm
FOCUS Tyler’s research aims to explore police discrimination and over surveillance practices toward Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) to mitigate negative psychosocial impacts. A recent national study illustrated that 43 percent of BMSM who interacted with law enforcement reported experiences of police discrimination. Additionally, emerging research demonstrates that perceived racism and homophobia… 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
Gabriel L Johnson
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:15 pm
FOCUSGabriel Johnson intends to develop healthy masculinities among Black and African diasporic men and masculine of center individuals, with the long-term goal of further building mentally, physically, and spiritually healthier communities. Much of the discussion about masculinity centers around how detrimental it is to the health of individuals and communities, but through identifying both the… View Article
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
Jason Ashe
Posted On August 1, 2019 12:34 pm
FOCUS Studying behavioral medicine and community psychology, Jason’s research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning religious studies, social health psychology, and community health. Jason is interested in exploring the multiple dimensions and behaviors of religious involvement and spirituality among African Americans that influence race-related stressors (discrimination), health outcomes, decision-making, and physician-patient relationships. As part of the program,… View Article
Kristefer Stojanovski
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:48 pm
FOCUS Kristefer Stojanovski’s research examines structural causes to health disparities among ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender minorities. During his doctoral program, Kristefer intends to continue this work domestically and internationally. MORE ABOUT KRISTEFER Kristefer Stojanovski is a doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan. Kristefer has extensive experience in… View Article
Samuel Baxter
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:01 pm
FOCUS Mr. Baxter’s doctoral work focuses on aspects of men’s health within and outside the contexts of health care settings. He is currently working on projects related to health care access, residential segregation, and stress responses concerning young adults. MORE ABOUT SAMUEL Samuel Baxter is an emerging scholar advocate who is passionate about improving the… 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

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