Erin Manalo-Pedro is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with a minor in education. She focuses her racial health equity research on curriculum, the health workforce, and political interventions for communities of color. Drawing from Public Health Critical Race Praxis and Pinayism, she aims to use methods, like natural language processing and counter storytelling, to document the subtleties of structural racism and resistance from marginalized groups.
To guide her interdisciplinary approach, Erin leverages her varied experiences as a daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, an active member of the Filipina/x/o American community, a former director of the Health Careers Opportunity Program at Cal State Fullerton, and a former senior IT consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She earned her MPH from UCLA and her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information System from Cal Poly Pomona.
Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Racial Health Equity, Structural Racism, Higher Education, Health Career Pathways, Mental Health, Immigrant Health, Community Organizing