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Local Government

Mildred Warner focuses on restructuring local government services to create sustainable and equitable communities.

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Indigenous History

Kurt Jordan uses archaeology and anthropology to understand and connect to North American Indigenous communities around New York.

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Health Equity

Dr. Monika Safford focuses on preventive health care, including responses to health disparities affecting marginalized communities.

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Sustainable Energy

Max Zhang develops systems to make energy and communities more sustainable.

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Health Policy

Isabel Perera focuses on labor’s influence on social welfare and how to bolster mental health policy.

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Health and Nutrition

Roger Figeroa examines factors that affect health outcomes, with a focus on children’s nutrition in underrepresented and low-income communities.

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Animal and Human Health

Gerlinde Van de Walle studies models for fighting diseases in animals as well as humans, including stem cell therapies.

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Food Policy

Christopher Barrett’s research and outreach seeks to make food systems more healthy, equitable and sustainable.

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Labor and Employment Law

Esta Bigler researches workforce issues and steers efforts to lower barriers to employment for those with criminal records.

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