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Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill

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Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences 

Dr. Elizabeth Jelsma research investigates how racial discrimination influences health and well-being for racial/ethnic minority youth and adults. Jelsma studies the effects of racial discrimination on human development from multiple contextual perspectives and her research has documented the harmful effects of race-related stressors for mental and physical health outcomes. Reducing health disparities and eliminating racial bias from schools are strong motivators for her work.