Racism; stress and coping; early-onset chronic health conditions among Black Americans; inequities in adolescence
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Linnea Evans is a mixed-methods researcher whose research broadly examines social exclusion processes that link racial and ethnic minoritized groups to disadvantaged health, particularly through pathways that affect the body’s physiological stress response system. Her work largely focuses on Black Americans, particularly in adolescence and young adulthood.
Evans’ core research aims to answer the following questions: (1) How do social structures and policies dictate the stratification of resources by race/ethnicity, particularly the resource of time in the form of daily demands, rewards, and exclusions, (2) How does this form of stratification contribute to stress and racial inequities in early-onset chronic disease and mental health conditions, and (3) How do racial/ethnic minoritized communities adapt and work to disrupt these processes.