Profiles in "Health Disparities" Expertise Area
- Dr. Chen's program of research focuses on developing and implementing tech-based interventions to address behaviors associated with HPV vaccination, HIV/STI, substance abuse and mental health issues in vulnerable populations.
- Medical Anthropologist and President's Professor at ASU, leading collaborative social science research that addresses complex global health and environmental challenges.
- Vega-López's research focuses on studying lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity, and how to modify them for the prevention of chronic diseases among Hispanics.
- Warriner is an educational anthropologist who examines the social, political, economic, and ideological dimensions of immigration and transnationalism.
- Arlene Fernandez, M.A. has a background in Health Psychology and over 10 years of experience in health research. She oversees multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 projects.
- Dr. Hruschka studies culture change and the relationship between culture and behavior. His two main research questions focus on how we stay healthy in diverse social environments and how humans cooperate.
- Ohri-Vachaspati is a professor of nutrition and leads the ASU Food Environment and Policy research group. Her research examines social and ecological determinants of health, specifically in low-income minority communities.
- Marley's research exams the impact of structural risk factors on health. Her current work includes the effect of housing policies on health and health behaviors on American Indian reservations.
- Perez's program of research encompasses both theoretical and applied studies in the area of maladaptive eating, health and mental health, often using a focus on Latino populations.