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A hustle to survive

CPHHS’ Kate MacTavish explores the issues and challenges in rural housing across America

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CPHHS takes on racism as a public health crisis

On Friday, Oct. 2, the college will host a lecture examining racism as a public health crisis — the latest example of efforts by the college to increase discussion and classroom instruction of the ways racism and race-based disparities affect people’s health.

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Inside the mind of researcher Kate MacTavish

“The one project I am most excited about is concerned with the return migration of rural young people.”

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Trailer park residents often unable to obtain ‘American dream’

New book explores stereotypes, barriers to conventional home ownership

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New book ‘Singlewide’ explores the role of the American trailer park as affordable housing

“Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park,” by Oregon State University’s Katherine MacTavish and Sonya Salamon of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, explores the trailer park’s role as affordable rural housing and a path to home ownership.

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Sharing the Spotlight

Athlete and scholar Krista Stengl was inspired by her professor and mentor Kate MacTavish. “She’s passionate about what she teaches and she cares about students.”