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Santino Giovanni Camacho
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:05 pm
FOCUS Queer and Transgender Pacific Islanders (QTPI) have historically been in the margins of Pacific Islander communities and have endured the erasure of their identities and experiences. Systemic racism, settler colonialism, heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia have been institutionalized into health systems, which are intended to promote well-being, but are often culturally mismatched, which widens health… View Article
Sione Lynn Pili Lister
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:00 pm
FOCUS Sione (she-oh-nay) is passionate about centering the lived experiences of people of color in examining how the law is wielded as a tool of white supremacy and settler colonialism. She is currently interested in how legal language in residential lease contracts is connected to residential segregation and eviction. Segregation remains high today, and is… 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
Angela Adler
Posted On July 23, 2019 3:25 pm
FOCUS Tens of millions of Americans suffer from one or more illnesses of uncertain cause, such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, migraine, and autoimmune conditions. These conditions disproportionately affect women and people of color, and advances in medicine have not led to advances in curing or preventing these conditions. Angela’s research examines the historical development of… View Article
Arjee Javellana Restar
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:11 pm
FOCUS Arjee’s research engagements in public health concentrate on promoting structural and behavior-based interventions to improve the health of communities affected by a multitude of adverse sexual and mental health outcomes, such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, sexual violence, and suicidality, particularly as experienced by transgender and gender-nonconforming communities of color. This work… View Article
Samantha R. H. Scott
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:06 pm
FOCUS Samantha is interested in addressing Native Hawaiian health disparities and exploring protective factors that affect the mental and physical health of Native Hawaiian women. Using the community-based participatory research approach, she hopes to restore cultural identity through culturally grounded interventions that revitalize ancient practices and values that have been lost through colonization. MORE ABOUT… View Article
Joseph Griffin
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:27 pm
FOCUS Joseph’s research is focused on community violence as a public health issue in urban communities of color. His approach looks at the social determinants of health as the root causes of violence. Through this lens, he explores how changes to the built and social environments may act as resiliency factors for communities that suffer… View Article
Jake Ryann Sumibcay
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:08 pm
FOCUS Jake’s current research is focused on driving a more effective engagement in health for the Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth and young adult populations by utilizing health promotion and education. Some of the critical issues that Jake has applied his research to include tobacco control, cancer prevention, healthy eating and active… View Article
Catherine Duarte
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:04 pm
FOCUS Discretionary discipline is one of the key drivers of suspension and expulsion rates in primary and secondary schools across the United States. Moreover, it is well documented in the education literature that discretionary discipline inequitably targets Black and Latino students in those schools. Catherine’s research focuses on exploring the possible health effects of this… 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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