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Cheryl Aguilar
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:58 pm
FOCUS Cheryl studies the mental health impact of migration; the interplay of policy, politics, and mental health; and other structural complexities bicultural and transnational families face. Her most immediate research interest is to contribute to the study of the traumatic impact of immigration-related family separations and reunifications, particularly focusing on children’s experiences and their parents/caregivers… View Article
Muna Saleh
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:46 pm
FOCUS Refugees experience more health problems than people in the general U.S. population. Research to date has focused mainly on individual, familial, and cultural factors in accounting for these disparities. Extending this line of research, Muna draws on life course theory to understand how these factors interact with resettlement policies and related structural factors to… View Article
Julián Ponce
Posted On August 15, 2022 7:09 pm
FOCUS Julián’s research informs policy that ensures Latinx and underrepresented communities have an equitable opportunity to live their longest and healthiest lives. His research interests are motivated by widening racial and ethnic health disparities in chronic disease mortality and morbidity in the United States and Latin America. Julián’s research focuses on investigating the relationship between… View Article
Mao S. Lee
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:46 pm
FOCUS English learner (EL) students are often viewed as having a learning disability. Equating multilingualism with cognitive impairment costs EL students opportunities to advance academically as they are excluded from rigorous, college prep classes. Hence, their future is determined by their curriculum. Additionally, EL students who are refugee adolescents come from unique backgrounds, and both… View Article
Gabino J. Abarca Nava
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:37 pm
FOCUS Latino immigrants face many challenges and stressors that can be detrimental to their health when immigrating to and living in the U.S. It is imperative to understand the effects of these stressors to bring forth evidence-based policies that give Latino immigrants the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Gabino is interested in understanding… View Article
Enrique Lopez Lopez
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:35 pm
FOCUS High school is often a time in which social, cultural, and economic gaps become more tangible to marginalized communities, framing a coming of age with limited opportunities. Undocumented individuals face atypical limitations and stressors that compound other existing forces, heightening their degree of vulnerability and, in turn, become obstacles to their overall healthy development…. View Article
Edward Chauca
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:27 pm
FOCUS What is the role of culture in building resilience among immigrant Latinx communities? What can public health and policy officials learn from the experiences of these communities? Edward studies how the experience of migration affects the mental health and well-being of Latinx communities in the United States; the individual and collective behaviors that this… View Article
Lupita Quintana
Posted On November 30, 2020 6:06 pm
FOCUS Pesticides have been influential drivers of modern society and food production, yet their toxicity to humans and the environment are widespread and significant. Pesticide applicators, co-workers, bystanders, and children are exposed through various routes, resulting in acute and chronic illness, even death. Monitoring pesticide usage and poisoning cases is critical to understand the circumstances… View Article
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

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