Health Disparities Research Scholar
Dr. Chenoa Allen’s research focuses on how structural forces, including state and local immigration-related policies, affect health and health care access for children in immigrant families. As an HDRS postdoctoral fellow, Allen plans to shift her focus to policies that expand rights for immigrants. In particular, she plans to examine whether extending public insurance coverage to pregnant undocumented immigrants improves their birth outcomes. Allen also studies methodological and measurement issues related to health disparities research; over the long term, she is working toward obtaining better data on under-studied immigrant and refugee groups.