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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
Jenna Sung
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:57 pm
FOCUSIn the United States, up to 80 percent of youth in need of psychological services never receive them despite the significant advancements in psychological intervention research. Treatment access disparities are largest among Asian American youth, especially immigrants, reporting the lowest service utilization rates than any other ethnic minority groups. As a clinical scientist, Jenna aspires… View Article
Chloe Sariego
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:48 pm
FOCUS Chloe studies the cultural, social, and historical processes through which bodies, nations, and their borders take shape in the U.S. She pays special attention to the changing context of immigration law and U.S. border policies and their shifting control of reproduction and family formation. In particular, her research examines the provision of reproductive health… View Article
Alein Y. Haro
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:19 pm
FOCUSMarginalized communities, such as immigrants, individuals from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and racial minorities, are more likely to face adverse social risk factors limiting their access to resources and opportunities, and thereby adversely affecting their health throughout the life course. Alein studies how systems create social conditions that affect health outcomes and create health inequities. Alein’s… View Article

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