Graduate Students

Stevy Scarbrough, MA

6th Year Community & Cultural

PhD Student

Research Interests:

  • Multi-Ethnic Identity
  • Postive Youth Development
  • Health & 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

Email: smscar@hawaii.edu

Anna Pruitt, MA

5th Year Community & Cultural

PhD Student

Research Interests:

  • Individuals, organizations, and communities in disaster contexts
  • Community-based organizations capacity building
  • Program evaluation
  • Programming for "at-risk" youth

Ongoing Projects:

  • Evaluation of Housing First project on O‘ahu.
  • Community-based Organizations and Long-term Recovery from Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Art, Power, and Homelessness

Email: annars@hawaii.edu

Joy Agner, MS, OTR/L

4th Year Community & Cultural

PhD Student

Research Interests:

  • Creating optimal physical & social environments for health & healing
  • Relationships between participation, power and health
  • Utilization of arts-based programs in reconciliation & 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

MA Student

Cassidy Webb

1st Year Community & Cultural

MA Student



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

Sophie Gralapp, MA

5th Year Community & Cultural

Dr. Maynard's Lab in Culture & Human Development

PhD Student

Devin Barney

2nd Year Community & Cultural

Dr. Maynard's Lab in Culture & Human Development

MA Student

Shoshana Cohen

Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science

MS Student

Graduate students and Dr. Barile, Spring 2016


End-of-the-Year Lab Party, May 2018