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I am Josefina, a current doctoral student in the department of sociology at UCLA.

I am in the inaugural cohort of the Health Policy Research Scholars program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. My research has also been supported by: the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity, the California Center for Population Research, the UC Network on Child Health, Poverty and Public Policy, and the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Center for Financial Security.

My research is about how immigration status influences the lives and deaths of individuals in the United States.  I recently published an op-ed about the relationship between aging and immigration in the United States. It is available in the Public Health Post.