Dr. Fernandez’s research program is built on over two decades of combined national and international social work and public health research, practice, teaching, and service experience with Indigenous, Latinx, and other marginalized communities in inpatient and outpatient health care settings, academic settings, non-profit organizations, and the Peace Corps.
Dr. Gicquelais is a substance use and infectious disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on harm reduction and the prevention of overdose, HIV, and hepatitis C.
Dr. Tebbe’s research centers on investigating the factors driving mental health inequities among queer and trans/nonbinary people and communities, with an aim towards developing and implementing community-centered prevention and intervention strategies to alleviate distress and promote health and well-being.
Dr. Ersig focuses on stress and anxiety associated with chronic health conditions.
Areas of Interest: social determinants of morbidity & mortality in Black communities, health self-management strategies, depression