Public Health News & Events

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Social Justice in Public Health Fellowships:

Janis Ho, Desiree Miranda and Brian Xieu.

Provided through the Diversity Scholarship Fund, the Fellowships recognize students who demonstrate a deep commitment to building leadership and advocacy skills toward the promotion of health among vulnerable populations.  As part of this fellowship, students will also become part of a social justice student leadership team that will actively participate in furthering the mission of the Public Health Program.


MPH Capstone Thesis Presentations: Thursday, 11/20, Library 112, 10 am. All are welcome!

  • Lisa Barracker
  • Garrett Hall
  • Luis Loza
  • lanial Madden
  • Lynda Meli

 Public Health Program Research News:

Program faculty, students and alumni have been busy making contributions to research in the field of Public Health including the recent publication of faculty member Dr. Jaesin Sa and Alumnus Mohannad Habib's work on gender and racial/ethnic differences in the association between alcohol drinking patterns and body mass index in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Mika Fisher, MPH Class of 2019 shared the results of a qualitative data analysis project with Vallejo's Food Empowerment Project at a public forum on October 21st. 

To lean more about Program presentations and publications click here.


Social Justice in Public Health 2018: IMMIGRATION & PUBLIC HEALTH

Immigration Status, Labor & Health: Monday, 11/19: Lander Hall, Lecture Hall A, 5 – 7 pm

Dr. Juan Salinas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Sonoma State University. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University.  Dr. Salinas’ research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity, immigration, Latino sociology, and health inequality. He has researched inequalities caused by having an undocumented status in labor, educational attainment, and mental health. His current research focuses on white employers and Latino immigrant laborers for studying how race, immigration, and undocumented status shape labor and health inequalities in the workplace.  Dr. Salinas’ research has contributed a book chapter to a forthcoming edited volume entitled Latino Peoples in the New America: Racialization and Resistance.

Lectures are free & open to the public.
Registration for non-Touro Affiliated attendees required at this link.

For more information about lectures in the series click here.


Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy

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Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CBPR Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for community-academic partnerships that demonstrated commitment and leadership in engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. Learn More. 





Professor Sarah Sullivan awarded Fulbright Grant Award!!


Professor Sarah Sullivan, Associate Professor, has been awarded  a Fulbright grant award to support her research ethics work in three universities in Bolivia.  She will be collaborating with the Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) and Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM) for several months each year over a period of three years. 

The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Funding for this award will support Professor Sullivan’s efforts in teaching research and research ethics classes related to the Responsible Conduct of Research, including topics on authorship, conflicts of interest, data management, plagiarism and research misconduct.