- Luvica Lue Russell, ThD
- Revathi Hines, PhD
- Leslie Grover, PhD
Research Project Description
The proposed research will examine the impact of various social determinants on community health. Social determinants of interest include housing, access to healthy food, neighborhood parks, social activities, living wage employment and fully funded non-discriminatory education. This study will use a mixed methods approach. The first six months of the project will involve the planning and refining the research methodology. The next two years will include research implementation and evaluation. The last six months will include the development of policy recommendations, research-based programming, and preparations for various publishing opportunities regarding the research.
Luvica Lue Russell, ThD
Lue Russell is the Founder of Hearts of Fire Ministries in Baton Rouge, LA. This organization brings together clergy members, community leaders and elected officials to create community-level change in the Baton Rouge area and work towards equity, economic empowerment and social justice.
Revathi Hines, PhD
Reva Hines is the alphonse Jackson Professor of Political Science in the Department of Poltical Science, College of Behavioral Sciences, SUBR. Her expertise includes environmental justice, environmental policy, and gender studies.
Leslie Grover, PhD
Leslie Grover is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, SUBR. Her research interests include community development, domestic poverty policy, economic development, regional economic development, and the socioeconomics of economically distressed areas.