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José Manuel González Vera
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:19 pm
FOCUS José Manuel’s research interests involve improving the psychological well-being of undocumented people. There are many factors that negatively impact the mental health of this community, such as deportation, exploitation, and dehumanization. Yet, mental health care is not easily accessible to them. Through his research, José Manuel plans to make psychological interventions more easily accessible… View Article
Alein Y. Haro
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:19 pm
FOCUSMarginalized communities, such as immigrants, individuals from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and racial minorities, are more likely to face adverse social risk factors limiting their access to resources and opportunities, and thereby adversely affecting their health throughout the life course. Alein studies how systems create social conditions that affect health outcomes and create health inequities. Alein’s… View Article
Jessica Cerdeña
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:52 pm
FOCUS Jessica applies a biocultural lens to health disparities, studying the epigenetic underpinnings of intergenerational trauma among Latin American migrants to New Haven, Connecticut. Using ethnographic and epigenetic methods, she attempts to understand the embodiment of migration-related trauma. In her career as a physician-anthropologist, Jessica plans to deploy her research at the intersection of community… View Article
Marcela Nava
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:50 pm
FOCUS Marcela’s research is focused on exploring how health policy and the social determinants of health are shaped by their broader socioeconomic and political framework. She is interested in connecting the historical legacy of colonialism to the current local, state, and national context of political actors, social service organizations, and health care systems. Her research… View Article
Luisa Maria Rivera
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:34 pm
FOCUS Luisa studies the transgenerational transmission of trauma and adversity in communities experiencing chronic and acute stressors. She currently conducts research with two populations: pregnant women delivering at a safety-net hospital in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco, and post-conflict Mayan villages in northwestern Guatemala. In both places, her research focuses on the ways in which historical… 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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