Health Disparities

Rectifying Core Gaps in Equitable Care

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SJSU researchers partner with local and national organizations to address the impacts of health disparities through intervention work in mental health, developing indexing tools for the county health department around the impacts of disparities, cataloging the enduring legacy of access to care disparities, and more. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

berkowitzRachel Berkowitz
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Structural and Social Determinants of Health, Place-Based Community Transformation, Health Equity, Applied Research, Community-Engaged Research
ORCID: 0000-0001-7643-7717

douganMarcelle Dougan
Associate Professor of Public Health 
COVID-19, Vaccination, Student Health, Vaccine Hesitancy, Social Determinants of Health, Digital Health, Breast Cancer Survivorship, Racial Discrimination
ORCID: 0000-0003-0538-8887

garciaMoctezuma Garcia
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Health Inequities, Intersectionality, Infectious Diseases, Immigrants, Sexual and Gender Minorities
ORCID: 0000-0002-8703-4929

grywaczJoseph Grzywacz
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty, College of Health and Human Sciences
Work and Family, Health Inequities, Immigrant Health, Aging and Adult Development
ORCID: 0000-0002-2308-7781

hanMeekyung Han
Professor of Social Work
Asian American Mental Health; Culturally Humble Practice; Intersectionality Between Child Welfare and Mental Health
ORCID: 0000-0002-6573-1811

parkChulwoo 'Charles' Park
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Global Health, Epidemiology, Health Equity, Immigrant and Minority Health, and Social and Behavioral Health
ORCID: 0000-0003-0667-6549

senSoma Sen
Professor of Social Work
Health Disparities, HIV, Global Social Work, Theoretical Explorations in Social Work
ORCID: 0000-0002-9127-8694

shillingtonAudrey Shillington
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Substance Use, Effects of Substance Use, Prevention and Intervention, Adolescents, Young Adults
ORCID: 0000-0003-3638-7051

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