Sasha Zhou is a second year doctoral student in the department of Health Management and Policy. She received her Sasha.2014MHSA in Health Management and Policy and her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education in 2013, as well as her BS in 2008 at the University of Michigan. She previously interned at the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, where she implemented a program evaluation of a social marketing campaign called “Stand Up, Speak Up Alaska." This intervention aimed to positively impact Alaskan native youth’s perception and attitudes about domestic violence, sexual assault, and teen pregnancy. She previously worked for UNICEF in Beijing, on an evaluation of YingYangBao, an in-home food fortification intervention implemented for infants and young children after the WenChuan earthquake in 2008. She also worked on a research project focusing on Hukou (the Chinese household registration system) and its repercussions on health outcomes of migrant children in China. Her academic background and work experience has led her to develop a strong interest on structural interventions in mental health. In particular, she is interested in exploring intergroup racial and ethnic differences in psychological distress, access to treatment, utilization of mental health care services, and mental health outcomes. She hopes to further dissect how these differences manifest in the context of cultural variations and structural discrimination. She would eventually like to expand her mental health research to the adult population in China.

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