An interdisciplinary community of scholars conducting research on the social dimensions of health and health-related risks, especially on their roots in social inequality, and on structural interventions aimed at addressing them.
Rebekah Israel Cross, CAS/MA '13
My main research interests include race, class, and gender disparities in health
At AU Rebekah led Alternative Break trips to South Africa and Haiti. She worked as a research assistant, a TA, and the research project coordinator for a study on perceptions of HIV and HIV testing among African American and East African-born women in DC. After graduation, she worked for the Black AIDS Institute and as Assistant Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is pursuing a PhD at UCLA, studying the impact of racism on public health.