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Exploring Policy and Health in Unincorporated America

Hello. I'm Cristina.

Multidisciplinary Researcher

I’m a native of the California Central Valley with roots in Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Kings Counties. As an academic researcher, a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar & graduate of UC Berkeley, I've dedicated my academic life to exploring and researching rural communities & unincorporated communities.

I completed my dissertation- "The legal reproduction of infant health inequities in unincorporated communities" at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare.

This Fall 2022, I have the honor of returning to the Valley and joining the University of California, Merced as a UC Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow.

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