Barite assists on a range of community-based research and evaluation projects. Her responsibilities include: developing data collection materials, conducting interviews and focus groups, coordinating study implementation, engaging BIPOC and immigrant communities, providing assistance with data cleaning and analysis, and preparing study reports and other research materials. Barite’s research interest include mental health, immigrant and refugee health, health disparities, social determinants of health and community-based participatory research.
Barite holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health with a concentration in community health promotion and a minor in epidemiology. She also created her own interdisciplinary concentrated bachelor’s degree, “Minority Health in the United States” from Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA. The degree combined classes from three components: cultural and political influence on health, sociology, and health education. She also received a chemistry and sociology minor from WWU.