Rachel Haley, recipient of a $3000 Undergraduate Research Assistantship is a junior honors student majoring in Global Health and Latin American Studies. She will be conducting her senior thesis with the Center for Research on Families. Her study will be based in the Dominican Republic and Holyoke, MA and is a comparative study of chronic disease among immigrant populations. The study will investigate health disparities that exist in Dominican Immigrants in the United States through mixed-methods qualitative interviewing and participatory action research. Rachel has previously conducted research in the Spencer Sleep Memory and Cognition Lab on campus and with various non-profits in Central and South America through the International Scholars Program.