Student Scholars in Health Disparities



Incoming PhD Student Class of 2012

CRUSADA / C-SALUD Faculty and staff would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the incoming class of Student Scholars in Health Disparities! We look forward to working with this motivated group of researchers as they explore and examine the important issues surrounding minority health and health disparities.

Fortuna, Karen
2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work
Ravelo, Gira J. 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work
Sheehan, Diana 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Epidemiology
Spadola, Christine 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work

Research Interests

Student Scholars in Health Disparities

  • Fortuna, Karen: Research Interests include health services needs of older persons with mental illness.

  • Ravelo, Gira J: Research Interests include health disparities in older adults.

  • Sheehan, Diana: Research Interests are in the areas of epidemiology, health disparities, and access to and quality of care.

  • Spadola, Christine: Research Interests include racial and ethnic disparities in physical and mental health, obesity and obesity surgery, substance use and abuse, health psychology, grief and loss.