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Natasha M. Lee-Johnson
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:03 pm
FOCUS Little is known about Black women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences with sexual and reproductive healthcare. However, it is now understood that Black women experience increased uterine fibroids, maternal mortality, and disparities in accessing healthcare services (e.g., early prenatal care, fertility treatment). In addition, women with intellectual disabilities are at increased risk for… View Article
Alejandra Arrieta
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:17 pm
FOCUS Alejandra is committed to researching social determinants of health, with a focus on predictors of gender inequalities in health and how these disparities vary by race, ethnicity, and economic background. She is particularly interested in studying how gender norms affect behaviors and health during adolescence, as well as the long-term consequences on chronic disease… View Article
Chevelle M. A. Davis
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:44 pm
FOCUSAs Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human… View Article
Aliyah Middleton
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:27 pm
FOCUS Street-based sex work is a criminalized and highly-stigmatized form of sexual labor. Women of color, particularly Black women, are overrepresented in street-based sex work because of their inferior status and diminished power in broader society. They are consistently offered less than white erotic workers for the same service, and constitute more than half of… View Article
Anton L.V. Avanceña
Posted On July 31, 2019 4:56 pm
FOCUS Significant financial and human resources are wasted on ineffective health programs, interventions, and policies; and this waste contributes to rising health care costs and underinvestment in other important areas. Anton is passionate about reversing this trend through his research, which leverages simulation and economic modeling techniques to help guide resource allocation decisions. Previously, Anton… View Article
Kristefer Stojanovski
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:48 pm
FOCUS Kristefer Stojanovski’s research examines structural causes to health disparities among ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender minorities. During his doctoral program, Kristefer intends to continue this work domestically and internationally. MORE ABOUT KRISTEFER Kristefer Stojanovski is a doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan. Kristefer has extensive experience in… View Article
Jennifer McGee-Avila
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:13 pm
FOCUS Jennifer has participated in internships with the California Medical Association Foundation working on a project involving HPV, HPV vaccination, and cervical cancer. She also received a Bixby Reproductive Health Fellowship to intern with Population Council, located in Nairobi, Kenya. There she worked on projects involving HIV/AIDS prevention, microfinance for adolescent girls, and female genital… View Article

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