Inspired by patient wisdom, we conduct innovative research focused on disparities and social determinants in health and behavioral health – with particular interest in adolescent & young adult (AYA) cancer survivorship. Our goal is to eliminate unnecessary suffering.

– Christabel Cheung, PhD, MSW
Principal Investigator

LAB MEMBERS


Matthew S. Garrido, MSW, LCSW, BCD, MAJ, USA
Doctoral Student Researcher

Matthew S. Garrido joins the Cheung Research Lab after meeting Dr. Christabel Cheung at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work (MBTSSW) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2017. His research interests include Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship in relation to adverse childhood experiences and resilience. He has over 23 years of active duty military service in the U.S. Army. Prior to pursuing his research interests, he served as the Director of Training for the Social Work Internship Program for the U.S. Army Health Clinic at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Matthew has a Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
garridom@hawaii.edu

 


Monica Garcia Norlander, MPH, MLIS, MA
Pre-Doctoral Student Researcher

Monica Garcia Norlander joins the Cheung Research Lab after meeting Dr. Christabel Cheung at the National Cancer Institute’s Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research, co-sponsored by UCSF-UCLA in June 2018. Her research interests include Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship in relation to work and support systems. She has served as Project Director and Project Manager for multi-million dollar National Institute of Health grants on health equity and cancer disparities in Chicago, IL. Before pursuing her research interests, she was a management and operations consultant at Stanford Health Care’s Cancer Center. Monica has a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Master’s Degrees and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles. Monica is a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor since date of diagnosis, April 24, 2017.
monica@mail.harvard.edu,
monicagarcia.org
@MonicaBruin

 

 

Rachel Savereux
Graduate Student Researcher
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Katherine Weaver
Graduate Student Researcher
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Brian Yi
Graduate Student Researcher
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