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Community Psychology: Dive into the fundamentals of psychology's impact on communities and social justice

Project by Polygence alum Akhilesh

Community Psychology: Dive into the fundamentals of psychology's impact on communities and social justice

Project's result

I created a research paper and created a presentation that I presented at the latest Polygence Symposium.

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This paper investigates the pervasive issue of unequal access to healthcare within racial and ethnic minority groups, aiming to shed light on the effect of the disparities that persist in healthcare access and delivery. Through a comprehensive literature review and empirical analysis, the study identifies key factors contributing to these disparities, including systemic barriers, socioeconomic determinants, and cultural considerations. The research underscores the importance of addressing these disparities to achieve health equity and improve overall population health outcomes. By analyzing existing data and synthesizing relevant research, the paper reveals stark discrepancies in healthcare utilization, quality, and outcomes among different racial and ethnic groups. The findings emphasize the critical need for targeted interventions and policy reforms to dismantle structural inequalities, enhance healthcare accessibility, and ultimately foster a more equitable healthcare system that addresses the unique needs of diverse communities. The implications of this research extend beyond academia, providing actionable insights for policymakers, healthcare practitioners, and advocacy groups committed to advancing health equity and diminishing healthcare disparities among marginalized populations.

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo

Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Business, Social Science, Psychology, Biology


gender-based violence prevention and intervention; global health; public health; racial disparities in programs and health outcomes; program evaluation, culturally-responsive approaches to teaching, policy advocacy, community-based research methods




Hello! My name is Akhilesh and my Polygence project is on The Effects of Unequal Access to Healthcare among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups. I chose to work on this topic because I have seen the effects of this problem in many areas. After my project is complete, I would like to find a way to analyze hospital bills and mitigate the problem.

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Project review

“The project opened my eyes and developed my understanding of the healthcare system in the USA.”

About my mentor

“My mentor was very helpful and helped me chose my topic. She was also always available and gave me tips on how to make my project better.”