Alumni

Emanuel Alcala

PhD Student, Public Health
Emanuel Alcala
Academic Institution: University of California, Merced Location: Merced, California Cohort Start Year: 2017
Populations Served: At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Low-Income Communities, Rural Communities

FOCUS
As part of the program, Emanuel will continue his work of investigating the social and environmental determinants of pediatric asthmatic events and how they may impact emergency department and hospital utilization. Beyond poor air quality, the San Joaquin Valley region has high rates of poverty and low wages. Understanding the mechanisms by which these social and environmental systems generate asthma health disparities is of great importance to the residents of the San Joaquin Valley.

MORE ABOUT EMANUEL
Emanuel has a history of conducting quantitative research to investigate contextual factors that shape health outcomes for residents of California’s San Joaquin Valley region. Building on research experiences, he plans to influence local policy through evidence-based research.

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