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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
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
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
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
Mario Alberto Espinoza-Kulick
Posted On July 23, 2019 12:12 pm
FOCUS Mario Espinoza-Kulick is currently researching health advocacy and access for Latinx immigrant communities along the Central Coast in California. His intersectional identity as a Queer mixed-race Chicanx individual with Indigenous cultural roots has provided him unique experiences throughout his journey that give him a distinctive depth in researching immigrant communities at risk for illness… 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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