Omar is a sociology PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Broadly speaking, his research interests are in medical sociology and the criminal justice system with a focus on social determinants of health, social stratification, and racism within institutions. Using an anti-racist framework, his dissertation work will focus on deconstructing racialized and ethnicized health paradoxes by focusing on the intergenerational transmission of social class and family background.
In his “free” time he likes to play basketball, make music, play video games, engage in social activism, and most of all, spending precious time with one of his favorite companions, his daughter, Pearl Kohl-Bird.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Medical Sociology, Criminology, Health, Stratification, and Racism