Dr. John's research focuses on examining health disparities among immigrants and refugees in the U.S. Specifically, she is interested in understanding cultural stress in the lives of immigrants and refugees and its impact on their health and mental health across the lifespan. Her research investigates the extent to which cultural stress, family relationships, and one’s positionality (gender, sexual orientation, social class) in society have an impact on one’s physical and mental health. Dr. John's research is grounded in more than ten years of experience as a social work clinician and public health practitioner. 

Courses Taught: 

Clinical Social Work: Adolescents

Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees