Current Scholar

Ashley Gomez, MPH

PhD Candidate, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Ashley Gomez, MPH
Academic Institution: Brown University School of Public Health Location: Providence , Rhode Island Cohort Start Year: 2020
Research Topics: Economic Stability, Occupational Health, Public, Population, and Community Health
Populations Served: Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Immigrants and Refugees, Women's Health

FOCUS
Migrant women of color constitute a critical workforce for the health of the nation. While providing services for some of our nation’s most vulnerable, migrant women of color are simultaneously vulnerable for a range of health, social, and economic challenges. Ashley aims to elucidate how macro-systems of oppression manifest in the everyday lived-experiences of migrant Latina direct care workers and entrepreneurs to affect their health. This information is especially relevant given the heightened vulnerability of entrepreneurial Latinas and their clients during the Covid-19 crisis. Ashley hopes to impact economic, occupational, and social policy so that migrant Latinas and their families can thrive.

MORE ABOUT ASHLEY
Ashley has diverse professional experience working on Latinx health, in both the public and private sectors, complemented by her personal experiences as the child of Mexican migrant entrepreneurs. She aims to prioritize and elevate the voices of women who are most impacted in order to generate solutions that improve the health of migrant Latina workers and entrepreneurs, at-large.

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