Natasha Crooks

Assistant Professor of Human Development Nursing Science


Natasha Crooks

Natasha Crooks

Health disparities marked by poor health outcomes among Black populations compared with white populations came into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement.

Natasha Crooks’ research focuses on Black female adolescents. She was lead author on a call to action to improve the ethics of research among Black populations, acknowledging historical trauma and ongoing impact.

Also among her published work is a deep dive into how the pandemic affected Black girls’ health, revealing that their physical, psychological and sexual development was “heavily impacted.”

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