The Center for Health Equity Research and the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative welcomes two new faculty members — Dr. Linnea Evans (left) and Dr. Amanda Pollitt. They will both start in August.
Dr. Evans is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology. Her research examines social exclusion processes that link racial and ethnic minoritized groups to disadvantaged health through pathways that affect the body’s physiological stress response system. Dr. Evans earned her doctorate in health education and health behavior at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Dr. Pollitt is a postdoctoral fellow in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin where she conducts research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender mental and physical health. Her focus is on understanding how gender, sexuality and family provide contexts for stigma in the lives of LGBT people and how this stigma influences health. Dr. Pollitt earned her doctorate in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona.
CHER also has a new postdoctoral scholar, Amanda Hunter, and four new program coordinators: Lyle Becenti, Dulce Jimenez, Grant Sears and Marissa Tutt.