Research Expertise and Interest
public health, maternal & child health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, specialty area in multicultural health
Research interests include: reproductive health of immigrant women, access to health care for disadvantaged populations including the working poor, health along the US-Mexico border, juvenile asthma.
In the News
June 27, 2022
The landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will almost immediately limit access to abortions in some states, but in the days and weeks to come, the shock waves will reach deeply into American life, UC Berkeley scholars say. Berkeley News asked a range of top campus scholars for their perspectives about the decision and its ramifications. Here’s what they told us.
May 18, 2022
At a time when abortion access is threatened, Google search data shows America’s growing interest in at-home abortions
To find out how much interest there is in at-home medication abortions, researchers from UC Berkeley analyzed Google searches during 2020—the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic—to determine the extent to which people searched for out-of-clinic medication abortions in the U.S. through three initial search terms: home abortion, self abortion, and buy abortion pill online.
May 21, 2020
Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion. These are the findings of a new study of Google search data across all 50 states by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.