In Someone Else's Country
In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Trenita Childers explores the enduring system of racial profiling in the Dominican Republic, where Dominicans of Haitian descent are denied full citizenship in the only country they have ever known. As birthright citizens, they now wonder why they are treated like they are “in someone else’s country”.
Dr. Childers' primary research interests include health equity, social determinants of health, and evaluation of health policies and programs. More specifically, factors such as education, income, food security, housing, transportation, and employment have far greater influence on health outcomes than medical care. Dr. Childers is passionate about research that addresses these “root causes” of health inequalities.