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Zong Huang
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:08 pm
FOCUS Zong’s research is focused on examining the drivers of economic inequality and understanding the effects of social welfare programs. For example, he is currently studying the role of Medicaid in addressing the opioid epidemic, one of the worst drug crises in U.S. history. Federal spending disproportionately impacts the poor, and it is therefore critical… View Article
Kobie X. Price
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:42 pm
FOCUS Kobie’s current research interests involve the study of historic and contemporary processes of urban change. His work seeks to understand how the processes of gentrification affect the implementation of mixed-income and affordable housing in these changing neighborhoods, along with the steps taken by developers to ensure that vulnerable residents are able to persist within… View Article
Ariana Mora
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:22 pm
FOCUS Ariana is interested in the impact of healthcare deprivation on historically and newly disadvantaged groups. She aims to promote access to quality healthcare by designing evidence-based interventions that integrate affected groups’ perspectives and experiences in order to address existing limitations within social and healthcare systems. Through her personal experiences and clinical exposure, particular issues… View Article
Monica De La Cruz
Posted On November 30, 2020 6:07 pm
FOCUS Monica’s research interest focuses on ways to ameliorate family poverty as a means to positively impact children’s health, specifically for communities of color. Children living in poverty are at risk for a multitude of negative outcomes in health and safety, school success and educational attainment, and adult earning potential and productivity. Disproportionate poverty in… View Article
Laurin Bixby
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:29 pm
FOCUSLaurin aims to inform policy and prevention efforts that alleviate inequitable access to resources in the social, service, and built environments. Her research centers on how differences in sociopolitical climates affect the health and well-being of children and their families. She asks questions relating to how differential exposures to disadvantage during early childhood and adolescence… View Article
Johnny Huynh
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:04 pm
FOCUSJohnny’s research analyzes U.S. policy issues related to health and labor economics. He is interested in applying econometric models to questions of health care access and inequity, especially among veterans and racial minorities. What underlies his work is a passion to improve population health through rigorous evaluation of social policies. MORE ABOUT JOHNNYJohnny is committed… View Article
Corey Jacinto
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:51 pm
FOCUSCorey envisions himself as an economics-oriented contributor to impactful interdisciplinary research that has tangible impacts on health equity. He intends to leverage economic evaluation and modeling to inform policies that address health disparities and that broadly improve health outcomes. Economic assessment and modeling can bolster support for innovative policies and interventions, such as reparations, safe… View Article
Ashley Gomez, MPH
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:35 pm
FOCUSMigrant women of color constitute a critical workforce for the health of the nation. While providing services for some of our nation’s most vulnerable, migrant women of color are simultaneously vulnerable for a range of health, social, and economic challenges. Ashley aims to elucidate how macro-systems of oppression manifest in the everyday lived-experiences of migrant… View Article
Seciah Aquino
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:07 pm
FOCUS Seciah is determined to successfully revolutionize health care in the United States and ultimately the world. She seeks to provide the leadership needed to address the health disparities that currently exist. She is passionate about the intersection of government, health policy, economics and leadership in order to effectively address health inequalities and create structural… View Article
Rantimi Adetunji
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:04 pm
FOCUS Rantimi’s dissertation will examine demand and supply factors of equitable elder care in Vietnam, with translatable learnings for building a culture of health in the United States. Her research interests include healthy aging, economic evaluations, HIV, injury and violence prevention. MORE ABOUT RANTIMI Rantimi’s (run-TEA–me) passion to reduce health and wealth inequities globally has… View Article

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