Ashley Bunting

Mentor: Dr. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini

College of Nursing

"I got involved in research as a means to explore my interest in the field mental health. Having the opportunity to learn about research and its importance in the field is a tremendous experience that I will be able to take with me through my future career and improve my ability to problem solve and care for diverse populations."





Research Interests

  • Mental Health Promotion Among Minorities
  • Community-based Participatory Research

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program (2017-2018)


  • Campus Juice
  • Outdoor Adventure Recreation


  • Baby Gator 2016

Hobbies and Interests

  • Rock Climbing
  • Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Writing

Research Description

Understanding Psychosocial Health Determinants Among Rural Latinos
The purpose of this research is to describe evidence of interventions dealing with psychosocial health determinants among rural Latino populations. I will be performing a secondary-data analysis using data from a larger research project conducted by Dr. Stacciarini and her team that implemented Community Engagement Research principles and group notes with the rural Latinos of Levy County, Florida.