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Christian Maino Vieytes
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:53 pm
FOCUSChristian’s research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, epidemiology, statistics, and computer science. Harnessing tools from each of those fields, Christian examines the relationships between dietary factors and cancer-relevant outcomes in traditionally understudied cancer types (e.g., head and neck cancers). Christian’s interests also extend to how a cancer diagnosis impacts patients financially. Specifically, he… View Article
Andrea Duran
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:14 pm
FOCUS Andrea Duran’s research interests include the endocrine and immune responses to acute and chronic sedentary behavior, physical inactivity and exercise in individuals with and without obesity in underrepresented communities. She aspires to translate her research into effective inter-disciplinary behavioral programs for obesity and cardiometabolic disease prevention at different sociological levels. MORE ABOUT ANDREA Andrea… View Article
Ana Herrera
Posted On July 23, 2019 8:02 pm
FOCUS Ana Laura Herrera’s research focuses on the social, environmental, and personal influences on youth behaviors, particularly those relating to obesity and tobacco prevention. In pursuing a doctoral degree, she aspires to refine her research skills and learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate effective programs and policies to help eliminate health disparities. She believes… View Article
Bukola Bakare
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:58 pm
FOCUS Bukola Bakare’s interdisciplinary research approach and advocacy highlight issues surrounding physically active transportation and corporate social responsibility that informs planners of the need to channel transportation infrastructure and policy that benefit not only automobile travelers but also active travelers. Engaging active travelers through a safely shared road network can cultivate increased active lifestyles and… View Article
Gayle Shipp
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:17 pm
FOCUS Gayle Shipp is in her fourth year at MSU working on an NIH R21 intervention study titled “Mama Bear”. It is a dual intervention study gathering pilot data, integrating components of breastfeeding support and weight management for African-Americans. Specifically, her research will focus on understanding Breastfeeding Self- Efficacy and Perceived Social Support in African-American… View Article
Chioma Woko
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:50 pm
FOCUS Disproportionate access to health information and resources by marginalized groups is one indicator of health inequity and disparity in the United States. Further, the composition of an individual’s social networks is a strong predictor for their health outcomes and behaviors. Social media has expanded the traditional idea of a social network, allowing people in… View Article
Hannah Cory
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:13 pm
FOCUS Experiencing stigma and discrimination has significant impacts on our long-term health. To unravel how these experiences impact health, understanding exposure over the life course is necessary, but this link is only just beginning to be explored in adolescent populations. Hannah’s research uses mixed-methods approaches to better measure and understand how experiences of weight stigma… View Article
Luisa Maria Rivera
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:34 pm
FOCUS Luisa studies the transgenerational transmission of trauma and adversity in communities experiencing chronic and acute stressors. She currently conducts research with two populations: pregnant women delivering at a safety-net hospital in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco, and post-conflict Mayan villages in northwestern Guatemala. In both places, her research focuses on the ways in which historical… View Article

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