Health Justice CT

Contributors

Contributors

Meet our contributors!

Alyssa Norwood

Alyssa Norwood, JD, MPH is Project Manager for Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging, a nonpartisan public policy and research office of the Connecticut General Assembly. Learn more about Alyssa here.

Ashley Fox

Ashley Fox, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Evidence and Policy. Learn more about Ashley here.

Brianna Moody

Brianna Moody is an undergraduate at Tufts University where she studies Community Health and American Studies with a focus on comparative race and ethnicity. Connect with Brianna on Twitter. Learn more about Brianna here.

Cheryl Harris Forbes

Cheryl Harris Forbes is a managing principal of her integrated marketing consultancy firm, Harris Forbes Associates. Connect with Cheryl on Twitter or LinkedIN. Learn more about Cheryl here.

Cheekay Brandon

Cheekay Brandon is an academic computational epidemiologist and data scientist. A former amateur boxer, he also studies and writes about health inequities, violence, sports, technology, and futurism. Follow him on twitter: @bigdata_kane

Georica Gholson

Georica Gholson, Ph.D. completed her Ph.D at Howard University in Clinical Psychology. Connect with Georica on twitter.  Learn more about Georica here.

Jenny Carrillo

Jenny Carrilo, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Organizational Effectiveness at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE). Connect with Jenny on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Learn more about Jenny here.

Raye Mutcherson

Raye J. Mutcherson II, Ph.D. is genetic researcher, public health advocate, teacher, and soon-to-be clinical research nurse. Connect with Raye on twitter. Learn more about Raye here.

Tonya Wiley

Writer, trainer and consultant Tonya Wiley taps into her inner Wonder Woman by fighting for health equity for all. Find her on Twitter nerding out on pop culture and engaging in varied conversations. Learn more about Tonya here.

Stephanye Clarke

Stephanye Clarke is a mom, activist and change agent in her own right. You can connect with Stephanye on Twitter or Facebook. Learn more about Stephanye here.

Wesley Dixon

Wesley Eugene Dixon is an undergraduate at Yale University where he is a Research Assistant at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, the Coordinator of the Social Justice Network at Yale, and an Edward A. Bouchet Research Fellow.

Yvette Bello

Yvette Bello is the Executive Director at Latino Community Services. Connect with Yvette on Twitter or LinkedIN. Learn more about Yvette here.

Zachary Janowski

Zachary Janowski is an investigative reporter for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Connecticut’s free-market think tank, and a 2012 Phillips Foundation Robert Novak Journalism Fellow writing about government’s contribution to the rising cost of healthcare. Learn more about Zachary here.

  • Our Mission

    Health Justice for CT is an online movement of Connecticut residents dedicated to working together to raise awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic disparities. We are here to find innovative solutions, and ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

  • What We Do

    We provide a public forum for conversations, ideas and collective action. We are here to find innovative solutions to ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

  • Did You Know?

    According to the CDC:

    • In 2006-2008 Asian Americans and Hispanics had the greatest percentage of populations residing in counties whose air quality did not meet EPA standards for particulate matter and ozone.
    • In 2009, African Americans had the largest death rates from homicide among all racial and ethnic populations.
    • In 2010, largest prevalences of diabetes were among Hispanic
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