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School:

Arts & Sciences

Department:

Integrative Health & Exercise Science

Office Location:

JH 144

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Medical Sociology- Howard University MPH, Community Health Education – New York University

Professional Experience

Dr. Staggers has taught in higher education for over a decade in the areas of health science, public health, and sociology. She also continues to work as a public health practitioner with state and local health departments and non-profits to address health inequities in marginalized populations.

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Racism as a public health issue
  • Health Equity
  • Environmental Racism
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Police Brutality and State Sanctioned Violence as a Public Health Concern

Additional Information

Publications
  • Staggers-Hakim, Raja. “Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, and Health Inequities.” Western New England Law Review. Volume 40:3. November 2018.
  • Staggers-Hakim, Raja.  “The Nations Unprotected Children or the Ghost of Michael “Mike” Brown: Implications for the Health and Social Development of African American boys” in Journal of Health Behavior and Social Environment. February 2016.
  • Staggers-Hakim, R. Inequality in Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide (2014) by Andrew Scull and J. Geoffrey Glosen (Eds.) Sage Publications. In Press.
  • Staggers-Hakim, R. Epidemiology Culturally Considered in Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide (2014) by Andrew Scull and J. Geoffrey Glosen (Eds.) Sage Publications.
  • Staggers-Hakim, R. Vulnerability, Culturally Considered in Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide (2014) by Andrew Scull and J. Geoffrey Glosen (Eds.) Sage Publications.
  • Livingston IL, Staggers-Hakim R.  The Praeger handbook of environmental health (2012). Environmental justice: Past, present, and emerging concerns. In: Friis RH, editor. Praeger Publishers. 
Presentations:        
  • Staggers-Hakim, R. Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter. Western New England University, School of Law. October 20, 2017, Springfield, MA.
  • Staggers-Hakim, R.  Black Lives Matter: The Intersection of Civil Rights and African-American Health. 11th Annual Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference. April 5-7, 2017, Springfield, MA.
  • Staggers-Hakim, R. Persistent Limitations of the Built Environment on Obesity Prevalence in Minority Youth and their Families: Implications for Social Justice and Policy Solutions. American Public Health Association 143rd. Annual Conference, November, 2015. Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL
 

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