Trenita Childers

Author, Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Dr. Trenita Childers is a sociologist and health researcher at the American Institutes for Research. Her work focuses primarily on health equity, social determinants of health, and communicating health information to broad audiences. Dr. Childers also examines how structural barriers – such as discriminatory policies and practices – worsen inequality. In her book, In Someone Else’s County: Anti-Haitian Racism and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Childers uses ethnography to connect race, labor, and immigration. She has extensive expertise conducting community engaged research, especially among marginalized populations including racial and ethnic minorities and immigrant communities. Dr. Childers’ research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Fulbright Program. She is a Davidson College graduate with a PhD in sociology from Duke University.

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