Alumni

Andrea Lopez

Andrea Lopez

Andrea Lopez, PhD, MPH, is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Merced. Dr. Lopez is currently working on two COVID-19 related projects. The STOP COVID-19 Project which seeks to understand factors that contribute to the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 in underserved communities and establish effective, community-engaged strategies to enhance education, awareness, access, and inclusion of underserved communities in research designed to advance the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The second project seeks to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on local Public Health Department staff. Prior to joining UC Merced, she worked as a Project Manager at the RAND Corporation and at the Center for Vulnerable Populations at the University of California, San Francisco. Her dissertation research examined how immigration policies impact the health and well-being of families in the San Joaquin Valley. Andrea has experience conducting needs assessments, community-based participatory research, and evaluating health programs. She has a MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Human Biology from Brown University.

Email: alopez288@ucmerced.edu

Dr. Mark Fleming

Dr. Mark Fleming

Dr. Fleming is a former Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Health at UC Merced. Now, Dr. Fleming is an Assistant Professor in Health and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Berkeley.

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Kersia Garibay

Kersia Garibay

Kersia Garibay a former undergraduate student in the H.E.R. lab and is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Merced.

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