Emanuel Alcala


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.

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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