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Motunrayo Tosin-Oni
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:02 pm
FOCUS Motunrayo’s research interests lie at the intersection of health equity and community-driven policies. In her work, she explores the ways legislative and institutional policies intentionally or inadvertently create barriers to care for vulnerable populations, and the ways these barriers subsequently exacerbate health disparities. Her policy evaluation focus aims to highlight policies and practices that… View Article
Mary Lynd Phan
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:45 pm
FOCUS How can we introduce evidence-based interventions to improve underserved youth’s mental health that are sustainable and cost-effective? Using a community-based participatory research approach, Mary intends to collaborate with key stakeholders within the schools and community to implement mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for underserved youth. MBIs are financially low-cost, and once learned, can be practiced anytime… View Article
Keiwana Glover
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:40 pm
FOCUS Starting her doctoral program during a pandemic was challenging, but surprisingly not the most difficult experience of Keiwana’s first year. After starting her research rotation in a lab that focuses on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, she started to suffer from “auto-immune flare-ups” herself. Several misdiagnoses later, Keiwana was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, an… View Article
Danny A. Kalash, DMD
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:26 pm
FOCUS Although children’s oral health appears to be improving nationally, it continues to stagnate or worsen among families of color, families living in rural areas, and families who experience gaps in access to social supports. While some states have achieved utilization parity among Medicaid-insured and commercially insured children, substantial utilization gaps remain in most states…. View Article
Elizabeth Rangel
Posted On September 27, 2021 4:29 pm
FOCUS In order to achieve mental health equity, it is crucial to engage in research that intentionally centers community voices and needs. Elizabeth’s research focuses on utilizing dissemination and implementation science and community-based participatory research approaches to increase access to culturally appropriate, evidence-based mental health services. Elizabeth’s current work aims to serve Latinx youth with… View Article
Natasha D. Williams
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:08 pm
FOCUS Broadly, Natasha’s research works to expose and address mental health inequities experienced by marginalized populations. More specifically, her work centers the mental health experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ people of color. She takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from population health science, family science, social policy, health services research, sociology, and… View Article
Sally Ryman
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:52 pm
FOCUS Transgender and gender diverse individuals experience multiple disparities in health outcomes and access to care. Transfolk, especially transwomen of color, experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment than cisgender people. In accessing health care, they are more likely to be uninsured or underinsured and have difficulty finding competent, affordable, trans-affirming medical and mental… View Article
Noah Triplett
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:40 pm
FOCUSAlthough great strides have been made in developing effective treatments for youth mental health problems, they are often not implemented in real-world settings. Noah aims to engage patients, mental health care providers, and policymakers to develop and refine solutions for increasing access to evidence-based mental health care in the U.S. and abroad. By examining various… View Article
Jordyn Gunville, MPH
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:07 pm
FOCUSAs part of the program, Jordyn’s goal is to reduce infant mortality among American Indian infants through research examining prenatal and postnatal care interventions. As a part of this work, she also seeks to end the bifurcation presented regarding maternal and infant health, recognizing that these reinforce each other. One of the issues with examining… 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

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