Research Expertise and Interest
public health, epidemiology, specialty area in multicultural health, behaviorial science
Research interests include: images of alcohol and violence in rap music, activism in African American communities, health disparities, drinking and drug use patterns and programs, and social movements.
In the News
June 25, 2020
Berkeley Public Health is committed to research that reveals how racism drives systemic inequities within the health sciences.
June 24, 2020
Race- and ethnicity-based inequities in health outcomes for Americans are not news to public health specialists. Here at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, our faculty, researchers, and students have been working to illuminate the many ways in which racism affects who gets healthcare, how that healthcare is delivered, and possible solutions to entrenched problems like police brutality.
April 24, 2020
The broad death disparities black communities face during the spread of COVID-19 reflects health and societal inequities that existed for communities of color in the United States, long before the disease became a pandemic.
April 23, 2020
There are various reasons COVID-19 is killing black people at six times the rate of white people. But one largely unexamined contributor to the disparity is the trauma and stress caused by police violence in those communities, and the physical toll of that violence.