- Thespina Yamanis, PhD, MPH
- Taryn Morrissey, PhD
- Catalina Sol, MPH
Research Project Description
This research project proposes to understand how the community action model of a Federally Qualified Health Center, La Clinica del Pueblo (LCDP), produces resilience and affects Latino immigrants’ health within two distinct policy environments: Prince George’s County, Maryland and Washington, District of Columbia. Our project includes two aims. First, to further understand how LCDP’s community action activities contribute to resilience and health outcomes among the Latinos and broader community it serves. The second aim is to compare resilience and health among Latino immigrants served by LCDP in the two different jurisdictions and policy environments. To address these aims, LCDP will provide the team with blinded health data for its clients, and will support interviews and surveys to better understand how their clients and community members define resilience and perceive the effects of LCDP’s services.
Thespina Yamanis, PhD, MPH
Nina Yamanis is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University. As a social behavioral scientist, she researches the social and structural factors associated with HIV prevention and designs community-based health interventions for vulnerable populations.
Taryn Morrissey, PhD
Taryn Morrissey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Her research focuses on examining and improving the effects of public policies on vulnerable children.
Catalina Sol, MPH
Catalina Sol is the Chief Programs Officer at La Clinica del Pueblo, a Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides linguistically and culturally appropriate clinical health services and a wide range of community action activities, to the Latino immigrant community. She is a community advocate and leader for health equity in the DC metro area with expertise in culturally appropriate community health programs for the Latino immigrant community.