CRE2 Lab—Latinx Collaborative to Reduce Stigma and Improve Mental Health Literacy—Produces Stigma & Health Publication

As part of the CRE2 Innovation Space the Latinx Collaborative to Reduce Stigma and Improve Mental Health Literacy, headed by Graduate Student Affiliate Nancy J. Pérez-Flores and Faculty Affiliate Leo Cabassa, has published “Effectiveness of Mental Health Literacy and Stigma Interventions for Latino/a Adults in the United States: A Systematic Review” in Stigma & Health. Read more here.

Faculty Affiliate to Evaluate Training for Law Enforcement

Calvin Lai, Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and CRE2 Faculty Affiliate, has received a grant from the Department of Justice that will support his evaluation of a diversity training program for thousands of law enforcement members. Read more here.

Faculty Affiliate Publishes in Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Professor of Philosophy and CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Ronald Mallon recently published the article “Racial Attitudes, Accumulation Mechanisms, and Disparities” in Review of Philosophy and Psychology Read more here.

CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Launches Database Highlighting Underrepresented Scholars of African Archaeology

Helina Woldekiros, CRE2 Faculty Affiliate and assistant professor of archaeology, and her collaborators recently launched the Bibliographic Database of African Scholarship on African Archaeology (BibDAA). The project seeks to make scholarship by African and Afrodescendant archaeologists more widely known, as one way of addressing persistent undercitation of the work of Black scholars.

CRE2 Postdoctoral Affiliate Publishes in Child Development

CRE2 Postdoctoral Affiliate Michael Park and colleagues recently published the article “Racial Discrimination and the Moderating Effects of Racial and Ethnic Socialization on the Mental Health of Asian American Youth” in Child Development. Read more here.

CRE2 Graduate Student Affiliate Coauthors New Policy Memo

CRE2 Graduate Student Affiliate Rene Canady and colleagues published the policy memo “Defining the Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting.” This interdisciplinary work is meant to make researchers confront the historical use of race as a tool of injustice and alter the epistemology of race-based biomedical research. Read more here.

Associate Director’s Prenatal Cannabis Study Featured on a PBS Nova

To unravel the role of drugs, genes, and the environment, over 11,000 children are being tracked in their teenage years in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study to determine the effects of cannabis use during pregnancy. CRE2 Associate Director Cynthia Rogers appeared on PBS Nova to discuss the study. Watch here.

Small Grant Recipient Presents Research on the Relationship of Neighborhood Crime during Pregnancy on Brain Development

Small Grant Recipient Rebecca Brenner presented her findings at the Flux Congress, a developmental cognitive neuroscience conference. She is also gave an oral presentation at Washington University in St. Louis’s Neuroscience Program Retreat in September and will give a presentation at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in December.

Faculty Affiliates Receive Moonshot Grant for Cancer Genomic Sequencing

CRE2 Faculty Affiliates Drs. Graham Colditz and Bettina Drake, along with Li Ding and Ryan Fields, recently received funding for a Cancer Moonshot grant on Participant Engagement in Cancer Genomic Sequencing focused on three rare cancers: early onset colorectal cancer among African American patients, Multiple Myeloma among African American patients, and cholangiocarcinoma.

CRE2 Launches Research Project Examining Racially and Ethnically Disparate Impacts of COVID-19

Through Colors of COVID, CRE2 affiliates have developed transdisciplinary projects that will generate new research frameworks and methodologies to capture the challenges and insights revealed by the racially and ethnically disparate impacts of COVID-19.

Faculty Affiliate Eliza Williamson Publishes on Obstetric Racism in Brazil in the Journal Anthropology & Medicine

In Brazil, Black women are disproportionately denied access to timely care and are made vulnerable to death by avoidable obstetric causes. However, they have not been at the center of recent initiatives to improve maternal health. Read more here.

Faculty Affiliate Michael Esposito, Postdoctoral Affiliate Savannah Larimore, and Co-director Hedwig Lee Publish in Health Affairs

Aggressive policing (or aggressive order maintenance policing) is prevalent throughout the United States, negatively affecting the health of those exposed to it. To address this public health issue, policymakers must promote greater data transparency and consider structural changes in the roles police institutions play in monitoring deviance. Read more here.

Shefali Chandra Awarded Scholar Grant

Shefali Chandra, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Asian American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis’s College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a CRE2 Scholar Grant for “Penetrating America: Colonial Replay and the Making of a Supercaste.”

Miguel Valerio Selected as Small Grant and Career Enhancement Fellowship Recipient

As a 2021 Career Enhancement Fellow, and supported by a CRE2 Small Grant, Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will be revising the manuscript for his first book Sovereign Joy: Afro-Mexican Festive Practices, 1539-1640.