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PhD Student Ivy Torres Awarded Grant - Public Health News Spotlight

Ivy Torres, second year PhD student in the Disease Prevention track, was awarded a grant from the Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center to carry out the pilot study titled: "Understanding the Health of Latina/o Immigrant Workers: The Role of Primary Care Providers in Assessing Occupational Histories.” Through semi-structured interviews with primary care providers (PCPs) practicing in federally qualified health centers in Orange County, Ivy is hoping to identify common health conditions afflicting Latina/o immigrant patients; how PCPs screen for occupational exposures; and how PCPs perceive the role of low-wage work in shaping the health of their patients. To successfully carry out this project, Ivy will be working closely with Dr. Alana LeBron (Public Health & Chicano/Latino Studies) and Dr. Cynthia Haq (Family Medicine).

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Prof. Alana LeBron cited in San Diego Tribune article: Deportation debate takes center stage at UnidosUS conference - Public Health News Spotlight

Panelists see under-the-radar impacts of deporting undocumented immigrants, impacts on children. Alana LeBron, assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies and public health at University of California Irvine, cited a 2015 national survey in which one-third of Latinos said they knew someone who was deported...

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