CA Latinxs, COVID-19 & Pandemics: Making Vulnerability of "Essential Workers" Visible

Host Organization: Othering & Belonging Institute


Discussion with: 

Kurt Organista 

Professor, School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on Latino psychosocial and health problems. Author of Solving Latino Psychosocial and Health Problems: Theory, Practice, and Populations. From 2004-08 Organista was appointed to the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institute of Health, and from 2010 to 2015 he was PI of a federal R01 grant from the NIAAA to develop and test a structural environmental model of alcohol-related HIV risk in Latino migrant day laborers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hector Rodriguez

Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and co-Director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovative Research (CHOIR) at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert in organizational analysis and performance management in health care organizations and public health systems.

Alein Haro 

Ph.D. student in Health Policy at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on the association between occupational and non-occupational exposures to health among the most vulnerable workers, including immigrant day laborers.

Sponsored by: Latinx Research Center, UC Berkeley 

Co-sponsored by: Berkeley Center for Social Medicine 

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