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Erin Manalo-Pedro

Research Fellow
Community Health Sciences (UCLA)

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
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Caroline Figueroa, MD, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Digital Health Social Justice Project Lead
School of Social Welfare
Digital Health Social Justice

Caroline Figueroa, MD Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. She obtained her MD degree and Ph.D. degree at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her Ph.D. research took place at the University of Amsterdam and at the University of Oxford, where she studied cognitive and neurobiological vulnerability factors for recurrence of depression in patients remitted from Major Depressive Disorder. Current research interest is on digital interventions for depression, with an emphasis on developing cutting-edge innovations that tailor to the needs of...

Michael Ruiz

Senior Data Science Fellow
Psychology

Michael earned his B.A.in Psychology from UC Berkeley and currently works as the manager of Professor Okonofua's Equity, Diversity, and Empathy Navigation Sciences Lab in the UC Berkeley Psychology department.

Severin Saenz, MCP

Academic Program Manager III, Consultant
Department of City and Regional Planning

I'm a graduate of the Department of City and Regional Planning. My areas of expertise are affordable housing, k-12 education, and community economic development.

Tiffany Hamidjaja

Consultant
Sociology

Hello! I’m a Sociology Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. My research focuses on children of incarcerated parents as collateral consequences of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. My two current projects examine: 1) the traumatic impact of viewing a parental arrest on a child in their understanding of criminality, law enforcement, and delinquency outcomes and 2) the compounding effect of parental incarceration and the child welfare system on children. Before joining Berkeley, I was a research assistant at Columbia University...

Tiffany Taylor

PhD Student
Anthropology

Tiffany Taylor is a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She graduated from the University of Chicago with majors in Political Science, Sociology, and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies). Some of her research interests include social medicine, educational sociology, and social demography. Additional interests include pilates, yoga, and fashion.

Wadzanai Makomva

Discovery Graduate Fellow
School of Information

Wadzanai is a graduate student at the School of Information and she is a part of the MIMS program. She has a vested interest in the integration between data science, technology and developmental surveillance techniques. She has prior experience working as a quantitative analyst in project management consulting within a professional services firm, public health, and most recently in sustainable construction materials. Wadzanai is particularly interested in increasing access of STEM subjects and fields to under-privileged women of color in the African continent, particularly her home...

Ann Glusker, Ph.D.

Sociology, Demography, & Quantitative Research Librarian
Doe Library

Ann Glusker is the Sociology, Demography, & Quantitative Research Librarian at University of California Berkeley. She has worked in medical, special and public libraries. Before changing careers to librarianship, she spent a decade as an epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle & King County, working both as an analyst doing survey and community assessment work, and answering data requests from researchers, government officials, and the public. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography, a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Library and Information Science, all from the...