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Exploring Governance & Health in Unincorporated America

Hello.  I'm Cristina.

Interdisciplinary Researcher

Thank you for visiting my site.

I’m a social scientist, a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar alumn, & graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare.


My research seeks to make visible health and social inequities in neglected communities across the country, specifically rural and urban unincorporated communities.

I'm currently a UC Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Merced where I'm currently examining how governance systems impact unincorporated communities' democratic agency and ability to navigate climate and environmental health threats. 

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