PhD Graduates Share Next Steps in Their Careers 5/15/2020 Students; Research; Public Health; Social Work; PhD Share this Story: Page Image Brown Page Content 1Recent Brown School doctoral graduates are focused on a wide range of research areas including, race and education, nutrition and obesity, racial differences in older adult health and well-being, medical disparities, opioid use disorders, child and adolescent mental health, and more.These graduates have published in peer-reviewed journals, and their scholarship has been recognized with multiple awards, fellowships and honors. We are so proud to recognize these scholars as they take the next steps in their careers. Learn more below. May 2020 GraduatesJacob Eaton: Senior Associate, Iris GroupDissertation: "Pillars of the Nutrition Transition: The Impacts of Ultra-Processed Foods on Global Overweight and Obesity"Lashawnda Fields: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at FayettevilleDissertation: "A Case Study of the Experiences of Black Female Faculty at Research Intensive Schools of Social Work"Karishma Furtado: Research and Data Analyst, Forward Through FergusonDissertation: "Determinants, Outcomes, and Interventions of and on the School-Based Discipline Gap"Roger Wong: Position PendingDissertation: "Lifestyle Behaviors and Racial Differences in Dementia"Alexandra Morshed: Research Project Manager, Prevention Research Center in St. LouisDissertation: "Dismantling of Obesity-Related Policies"Christina Drymon: Research Scientist (Public Health) of NORC at the University of ChicagoDissertation: "Maintaining Natural Recovery from Prescription Opioid Use Disorder" December 2019 GraduatesRicha Joshi: Position PendingDissertation: "Participatory Institutions of Forest Management in the Uttarakhand Hills of India: Processes of Emergence and Change"Whitney Sewell: Research Fellow, Harvard UniversityDissertation: "Individual and Social Network Factors Influencing PrEP Uptake Among Black Women"August 2019 GraduatesCole Hooley: Assistant Professor, Brigham Young UniversityDissertation: "Scale-up of Child and Youth Mental Health Services: Assessing coverage of a county-wide initiative"Yu-Chih Chen: Assistant Professor, Hong Kong UniversityDissertation: "Trajectories and Patterns of Wealth in Later Life: Implications for Physical, Mental and Cognitive Health"Marian Joan Stahlschmidt: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of DenverDissertation: "Caseworker Turnover in Child Welfare Services: Problem or Symptom? A System Dynamics Approach"Harry Chatters Taylor: Postdoctoral Scholar, Duke UniversityDissertation: "Risk Factors for Loneliness and Social Isolation among Black Older Adults"