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

Allison Wagner, MA

5th Year Clinical Psychology

Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Eating Disorders Program

PhD Student

Beth Bouwkamp

Public Health, Native Hawaiian & Indigenous Health

MPH Student

Graduate students and Dr. Barile, Spring 2016


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