COVID-19 & Pandemics: Making Vulnerability of "Essential Workers" Visible

CA Latinx, Covid-19 & Pandemics Panel 2020 Latinx Research Center

January 27, 2021

The Latinx Research Center at UC Berkeley hosted a round table discussion on CA Latinx & Covid-19 on November 6, 2020, featuring:

Kurt Organista, Professor, School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, His research focuses on Latino psychosocial and health problems. Author of Solving Latino Psychosocial and Health Problems: Theory, Practice, and Populations. From 2004-08 Organista was appointed to the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institute of Health, and from 2010 to 2015 he was PI of a federal R01 grant from the NIAAA to develop and test a structural environmental model of alcohol-related HIV risk in Latino migrant day laborers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hector Rodriguez, Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Health Policy and Management, Director of the California Initiative for Health Equity & Action, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert in organizational analysis and performance management in health care organizations and public health systems. Dr. Rodriguez is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a recipient of the John D. Thompson Investigator Award from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Alein Haro, Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on the association between occupational and non-occupational exposures to health among the most vulnerable workers, including immigrant day laborers.

The CA Latinx, Covid-19 & Pandemics panel was Moderated by Dr. Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, was the National Coordinator of the Dengue Fever Program in Venezuela's Ministry of Health and is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.