Category: Featured Scholar
I’ve always been a person of purpose, with a desire to see others reach their full potential. If I see an issue, I ask, ‘How can we advocate for that population?'
"There is substantial evidence showing that forced parental separations and detention can have serious, lasting effects on children and families. We can’t ignore this evidence."
“I want to live in a world where, if you’re on one side of the city, country, or globe, you don’t see these stark health differences for children.”
“I want to use my research to inform educational and health policies that could affect the health and well-being of children across the U.S. and across their lifespan.”
“I want what I do to inform social justice efforts to address those social and cultural issues that lead to disparate outcomes.”
"As a social epidemiologist who examines the links between structural racism and racial health inequalities, I am particularly concerned about the lives (often truncated) and deaths (too often, violent) of Black women and men."
“I noticed early on in my childhood that there was a disparity between some of the kids I grew up with because of the supports that were afforded to me versus some of the other families that were struggling.”
"I am a survivor of violence and sexual assault, so that deeply motivates me to continue my work."