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Graduate Students:

Lilian Chavez | Haruna Miyagawa Fukui | Evgenia Gorina |
Seung Yong Han (Sean)
| Chih-Chien Huang | Elyse Jennings |
Luciana Soares Luz | Rebha Sabharwal | Laquitta Walker | Ben VanderMeer | Sam Hyun Yoo |

Chih-Chien Huang

I am currently working on estimating the influence of intergenerational social mobility on midlife obesity.  I am an intern in Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center working with SIRC faculties to investigate health disparities within minority youth at risk for obesity.  I also work as an evaluator assistant on project titled “Adolescence Health’s Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program.” In this project, I help evaluate effective ways to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS for Hispanic/Latino youths between the ages of 13 and 18.

I believe there are many interesting and important social issues related to mental and physical health that slip through the cracks between traditional disciplines. My goal is to use to draw attention to these crucial issues, and break through the single view predicament of the sociology of health. My experiences have prompted me to look at social phenomena from diverse viewpoints including physiological, psychological, and societal angles. My experience has also encouraged me to apply my abilities in health and gender research to aid in the improvement of women and minority social status.


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