Research at Nebraska 2021-2022 Report

Tag: Health Equity



Designing Effective Health Messaging

As the pandemic settled in, Ciera Kirkpatrick was a new mom working on her doctorate, a double challenge added to the already tall order of first-time motherhood. Kirkpatrick reflected her experience in her dissertation, studying how social media depictions of motherhood can affect how women perceive their own experience. It informs her broader interest in […]

Social Ties May Curb Discrimination Stress

While the link between interpersonal discrimination and chronic health problems is well recognized, researchers still need to understand how discrimination drives health inequities and how to mitigate it. Nebraska psychologist Arthur “Trey” Andrews offers a fresh perspective. Rather than studying how episodes of discrimination affect people individually – the traditional approach – he’s studying how […]