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Lorena Garcia

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Lorena Garcia

Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
University of California, Davis
disease and health patterns in Latinas
diabetes, obesity and cancer in Latinas
domestic violence among Latinos


Lorena Garcia is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Her research focuses on health disparities and social determinants of health, in particular cardiovascular related health outcomes such as obesity and diabetes, and immigrant health in the Latino community. A public health epidemiologist, Lorena Garcia is an expert in disease and health patterns in Latinos.  Dr. Garcia received her doctorate in public health from the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA and a master’s degree in public health from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University.

Public Health Sciences
Med Sci 1C
Davis  California  95616
United States
Office Phone: 
(530) 752-2875


The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

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