Health Science

The barriers that impact access to dental care for homeless individuals

Author Name(s) Alexandra Escobar Faculty Advisor(s) Sonsoles de Lacalle Abstract The homeless population in Ventura County is a diverse population that continues to grow every year. The health needs of this group of people are largely unmet. The aim of this study is to identify specifically the barriers that reduce access to oral health care among homeless individuals, and propose solutions to this problem. Recent literature on this topic is… Read More »The barriers that impact access to dental care for homeless individuals

The Impact of Sense of Belonging on Class Participation and Math Anxiety Levels in STEM Undergraduates.

Author Name(s) Mya Arellano Faculty Advisor(s) Amira Ibrahim, Phd, Psychology Abstract There is currently a disparity in the number of women and underrepresented minority (URM) students, especially Hispanics, obtaining degrees in STEM. Women and URM students in STEM may perceive the college environment as unwelcoming, posing major threats to their sense of belonging. In addition, Undergraduates pursuing studies in STEM need to pass several lower-division, gateway courses, math courses often… Read More »The Impact of Sense of Belonging on Class Participation and Math Anxiety Levels in STEM Undergraduates.