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Join the Reading Group

On the last Thursday of the month, the lab convenes to discuss an article about a topic related to mass incarceration, health inequities, housing stability, or related social theory or research methods.

Collaborate with Us

We are always interested in expanding our collaborations and research network. If you are interested in partnering with us in analyzing data, building on our work, or developing new research projects, please email us.

Spread the Word

We are excited to share research findings both inside and outside of academia. For a press release, interview, or more information on our research projects, please reach out.

Stay Informed

Get regular updates about our research projects, including community reports and information about publications by joining our mailing list.

Student Profiles

Emma Tran

Emma Tran is a student research assistant with JustHouHS and is completing her MPH at the Yale School of Public Health. She is interested in the health outcomes of racialized urban disinvestment and the spatial distribution of health inequalities using mixed methods and interdisciplinary schools of thought. 

Luwam Gebrekristos

Luwam Gebrekristos is a project coordinator in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. She conducts data analyses for JustHouHS and other public health studies. Her interest lies in understanding the structural factors that drive racial and gender health inequalities. 

Cherie Saulter

Cherie is responsible for managing survey data related to JustHouHS. She is a PhD Candidate at American University’s School of International Service. Her research focuses on identity, social capital, and the political economy of development in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Community Involvement

Meaningful community participation is essential to our lab. For each of our research projects, we convene a community advisory board (CAB) to ensure that our work reflects the insights of and is responsive to the needs of the communities in which we work. Our CABs are comprised of a broad range of local stakeholders who provide valuable input into all stages of our research. Together, we brainstorm about the implications of study findings and generate ideas for further research and for intervention development. If you are interested in being part of a CAB on future projects, let us know.

Email us

To contact us about any of these opportunities, please send an email to

Student Involvement

We welcome students from American University, Yale University, and Drexel University to join the lab.