Recent Presentations and News:
I presented at the American Sociological Association in New York in August. The paper I presented is titled: The immigrant health paradox and immigrant status: Differences in mortality of chronic conditions in California. This is a collaborative paper with UCLA sociology professor Ka-Yuet Liu in which we use death records in California to examine how immigration status influences deaths related to chronic diseases. The paper was presented in the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Refereed Roundtables.
I presented a poster at the International Sociological Association RC28 conference at Princeton. The poster title was: Understanding Unstable Healthcare Access among California Latinos. This project is based on qualitative interviews from the pilot of an innovative project called the American Voices Project, led by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.
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.
I recently joined the University of California on their Graduate Advocacy Day to inform the California legislature about the importance of sustaining graduate education. More information about these efforts can be found here.
Below are some photos of my recent engagements: