Our policy fellows and faculty affiliates contribute valuable research and policy analyses to advance health equity.
I sat down with Dr. Denise Payán, a UC Merced professor, health policy researcher, and the newly appointed Deputy Director of Cal-IHEA. She told me about her work, our role as Cal-IHEA, and what she envisions for us moving forward.
Across the Bay Area and California, people are eager for things to feel normal. But for communities of color hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, this crisis has revealed an uncomfortable and urgent truth: “Normal” isn’t working.
Local statistics show how COVID-19 has...Read more about Opinion: How Systemic Racism Shows Up in California—And Why We Must End It
How has your background shaped your research goals?
My background and previous experience inspired me to focus on health equity research with a focus on U.S. Latinos/Hispanics and Immigrants.
Cal-IHEA Fellow, Alein Haro, publishes findings regarding opinions and attitudes related to COVID-19
Cal-IHEA Faculty Affiliate, Prof. Hector Gonzalez, writes LA Times Op-Ed about California Latinos and Alzheimer’s Disease
Cal-IHEA Fellow, Erica Browne, Tackles Issues at the Intersection of Homelessness and Race in California in Op-Ed
Alleviating California’s housing affordability crisis will require myriad resources and cross-sector collaborations. In regions where Black residents are simultaneously experiencing an alarming and disproportionate rate of displacement and homelessness, a targeted approach is critical. Since the...Read more about Cal-IHEA Fellow, Erica Browne, Tackles Issues at the Intersection of Homelessness and Race in California in Op-Ed
The Ending Youth Homelessness Catalyst Group of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health synthesized the latest research on youth homelessness and produced two white papers to inform Gavin Newsom’s Strategic Action on Homelessness. Led by Coco Auerswald, physician, UC Berkeley Professor...Read more about UC Berkeley Researchers Develop Roadmap to End Youth Homelessness in California