I am interested in the relation between social inequality and community economic development. Health as an indicator of economic development affects access to jobs and thus the ability and means to provide for individuals and their families. On the other hand access to healthcare and other social determinants of health are contributing factors to economic development indices. My research analyzes how health and healthcare spaces are characterized by different forms of inequality, which are mediated by evolving factors such as culture, government policies, religion, philosophy, ethics, literature and language. My research is influenced by sectors such as public health, healthcare, food, agriculture and planning.
- M.S. in community development and an M.S. in agricultural and resource economics from UC Davis.