Category: Featured Scholar

Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD, MPH

“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.”

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Leah Robinson, PhD, is a professor of Movement Science at the University of Michigan.

Leah Robinson, PhD

“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.”

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Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm, PhD

“My heritage motivates me to want to help people in whatever way I can.”

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Caryn Bell, PhD

“I want what I do to inform social justice efforts to address those social and cultural issues that lead to disparate outcomes.”

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Kimani Paul-Emile, JD, PhD

"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."

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Kelsie Okamura, PhD

“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.”

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Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD

"I am a survivor of violence and sexual assault, so that deeply motivates me to continue my work."

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Bethany M. (bee) Coston, PhD

"I am a survivor of violence and sexual assault, so that deeply motivates me to continue my work."

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Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD

I want to better understand the factors that influence obesity in the African-American community. I don’t want to just have the conversation; I want to create action in these communities.

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Michelle Rogers, PhD

The same questions we had in the late ’90s and early 2000s about health data are being brought up again, but in a different way.

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