Five Women Join the Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Nursing

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University has added five women to its faculty.

DeAnnah Byrd is an assistant professor who studies the effects of chronic conditions, psychosocial stressors, and coping behaviors on memory and cognitive changes in older Blacks, with a focus on reducing dementia among minority aging populations. Dr. Byrd earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Hannah Giasson is a new assistant professor. Her research considers the complex interplay between views of aging and individuals’ health and well-being as they grow older. Dr. Giasson is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Rachel Koffer is an assistant professor who uses innovative methodologies to link everyday stress to health and well-being across adulthood and aging. Dr. Koffer is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she majored in psychology and economics. She earned a Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University.’

Alyssa Robillard is a new associate professor at the nursing school. She studies health equity using a social-ecological framework to understand and address inequalities, with a focus on HIV among groups where the burden of disease is comparatively higher. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Alabama.

Fiorella Carlos Chavez is an assistant professor who applies qualitative and mixed-methodologies to understand the implications of culture, family, and work-life-related stressors on Latino migrant youth health and development. She earned her Ph.D. at Florida State University.

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