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Matthew Lee
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:23 pm
FOCUS Matthew is committed to designing innovative solutions that address the use, lack of use, and misuse of scientific evidence in public health policy and practice. His research focuses on enhancing the implementation and sustainability of social policies and structural interventions, particularly in the areas of health equity and minority health. He aims to apply… View Article
Jovan Julien
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:22 pm
FOCUS Isolated and marginalized individuals, families, communities, and organizations often have the least access to the data and evidence that can help clarify the likely outcomes, trade-offs, costs, and benefits of a complex interaction of specific policies and dilemmas faced by decision-makers. Jovan’s research integrates and synthesizes evidence-based models that are accessible, relevant, and available… View Article
Yaminette Diaz-Linhart
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:20 pm
FOCUS Yaminette believes that in order to move toward health equity, organizations will need to include frontline workers as active participants in organizational strategy and design of day-to-day work. Her research explores how worker voice and employee involvement practices impact well-being outcomes for health care and social service workers. Her research focuses on how organizations manage… View Article
Austin Compton
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:18 pm
FOCUS Austin is studying mosquito-borne infectious diseases in the context of genetic sex determination in the mosquito vector. He is interested in developing a novel genetics-based approach to controlling mosquito populations by creating a male bias within a mosquito population, which could ultimately lead to a local population crash. Through HPRS, he hopes to engage… View Article
Chinyere Agbai
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:15 pm
FOCUS The issue of how living in gentrifying Los Angeles neighborhoods affects the overall health of those who originally resided in these communities is the central question of Chinyere’s research. This work is particularly timely as local policymakers advocate urban development projects that often make housing decreasingly affordable. Because of the scarcity of research on… 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
Arjee Javellana Restar
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:11 pm
FOCUS Arjee’s research engagements in public health concentrate on promoting structural and behavior-based interventions to improve the health of communities affected by a multitude of adverse sexual and mental health outcomes, such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, sexual violence, and suicidality, particularly as experienced by transgender and gender-nonconforming communities of color. This work… View Article
Samantha R. H. Scott
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:06 pm
FOCUS Samantha is interested in addressing Native Hawaiian health disparities and exploring protective factors that affect the mental and physical health of Native Hawaiian women. Using the community-based participatory research approach, she hopes to restore cultural identity through culturally grounded interventions that revitalize ancient practices and values that have been lost through colonization. MORE ABOUT… View Article

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