Student Profiles

Megan Carney, MPH ’23

My research interests include examining how structural determinants influence health behavior and outcomes, specifically mental health outcomes. Additionally, I’m interested in exploring how social policy and evidence-based community interventions come together to create healthy, equitable environments for people to thrive.

Roxanne Dupuis, PhD ’23

I am interested in examining the social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health— particularly with regards to food, food environments, and foodways—with an emphasis on achieving health equity through evidence-based interventions.


Yu-Tien Hsu, PhD ’23

My research focuses on two parts. First, to integrate lifecourse epidemiological framework into understanding cognitive aging process. Second, to investigate how social relationships, social exchange, and other social factors influence cognitive functioning through cognitive enrichment.

Beth Stelson, PhD ’23

My research uses a Total Worker Health approach to identify how working conditions in social services, healthcare, and low-wage settings affect the mental and physical health of workers, with an emphasis on studying vicarious trauma. I also work in the field of intimate partner violence and evaluation of abuse intervention programs.