Alicia is a sociologist with training in public health and Latin American Studies. She is currently a T32 postdoctoral scholar in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco and, starting July 2021, will be an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Core Faculty in Global and Community Health at University of California Santa Cruz. Read more
Her research focuses on how structural racism and other structural inequalities shape health outcomes, with a focus on mortality. Alicia is involved in immigrant rights and health equity advocacy with organizations in San Diego and Chicago. She is also Chair of the Data Subcommittee of the San Diego COVID Equity Taskforce. She grew up in Chula Vista, California.
Caitlin received her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University in 2017. Her work seeks to understand the origins of dietary disparities by examining how parents across the socioeconomic spectrum decide what to feed their children. Integrating insights from cultural sociology, public health, and behavioral economics, this research highlights how parents’ food choices arise from the combined influences of their material circumstances and their ideas about food, family, childhood, and money. Caitlin is currently a postdoctoral affiliate at the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.
2019 – Lucie Kalousova
Lucie received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Health Policy from the University of Michigan in 2017. Her work examines socioeconomic disparities in health behaviours and health outcomes in the United States and in Europe, focusing on how social policy contributes to their elimination or entrenchment. She is currently a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and will become Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Riverside in fall 2019.