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Graduate Students

Graduate students and Dr. Barile, Spring 2016

 Stevy Scarbrough, M.A. 
6th Year Community & Cultural 
Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:
  • Multi-Ethnic Identity
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Capacity-building with community-based organizations
  • Program Evaluation
Ongoing Projects:
  • Personal Cultural Orientation and Ethnic Identity as Predictors of Perceived Wellness
  • Program Evaluation with Hui Malama O Ke Kai

 Anna Pruitt, M.A. 
5th Year Community & Cultural 
Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:
  • Individuals, organizations, and communities in disaster contexts
  • Community-based organizations capacity building
  • Program evaluation
  • Programming for "at-risk" youth
  • Feminist intersectional multi-level methodology 
Ongoing Projects:
  • Evaluation of Housing First project on O‘ahu. 
  • Community-based organizations, capacity, and disasters: Long-term recovery on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Community-based Organizations and Long-term Recovery from Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Art, Power, and Homelessness

 Joy Agner, M.S., OTR/L

4th Year Community & Cultural 
Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:
  • Creating optimal physical and social environments for health and healing
  • Relationships between participation, power and health
  • Utilization of arts-based programs in reconciliation and trauma recovery
  • Program evaluation
  • Innovative qualitative methods, such as performance ethnography and Photovoice
  • Community-based participatory action research
Ongoing Projects:
  • Furthering theoretical development around patient empowerment and occupational justice
  • Evaluation of mental health Clubhouses on O‘ahu
  • Evaluation and research on new programs in child welfare on Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu
  • Phenomenological and auto-ethnographic exploration of butoh as a form of collective healing
Email: joyagner@hawaii.edu

 Evan Turner 
2nd Year Clinical
M.A. Student

 Cassidy Webb 
1st Year Community & Cultural 
M.A. Student

We also collaborate with members of other labs and departments. The following graduate students collaborate with our lab on various projects.

 Sophie Gralapp, M.A. 
5th Year Community & Cultural 
Dr. Maynard's Lab in Culture and Human Development
Ph.D. Student

 Devin Barney 
2nd Year Community & Cultural
Dr. Maynard's Lab in Culture and Human Development
M.A. Student

 Shoshana Cohen 
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
M.S. Student 

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