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Tania Nasrollahi
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:14 pm
FOCUS Tania’s research focuses on sexual and mental health, as well as the disproportionate impacts of stigma on marginalized people. She is interested in understanding how individuals’ engagement with their social networks impacts their healthcare usage. Through studying healthcare-related disclosure patterns, she hopes we can learn from informal networks to improve and shift our approach… View Article
Jose McBride
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:02 pm
FOCUS Jose’s societal vision encompasses a culture with reduced sexual harm for all individuals, and he is particularly interested in understanding the intricate dynamics associated with sexual assault in disenfranchised communities. The detrimental consequences of sexual assault cannot be overemphasized, and ethnic and racial disparities continue to persist. Jose’s research aims to significantly impact policy… View Article
Natalia Coriano-Díaz
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:58 pm
FOCUS Natalia is interested in conducting research focused on Latina women’s reproductive and sexual health, and how these are influenced by current health policies. Presently, she studies how state policies affect severe maternal morbidity and mortality, which historically have disproportionately impacted women of color. She is also interested in exploring how human services can be… View Article
Clarice J. Hampton
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:56 pm
FOCUS Clarice‘s research aims to improve the social conditions of black women living with HIV who are disproportionately burdened by the HIV epidemic. She conducts studies from an ecological perspective to transform how society understands HIV-related stigma. Through community-based participatory research methods, Clarice centers the voices of black women living with HIV and uses multilevel… View Article
Samyu Comandur
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:54 pm
FOCUS How do reproductive healthcare clinics respond to anti-abortion protests? How do anti-abortion protests and counter-organizing strategies affect the quality of patient experiences? Samyu aims to use a variety of methods and data sources in her work to document the efficacy of the strategies employed by clinic escort program organizers. She hopes to focus on… View Article
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

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