Health and Healthcare Disparities

Linda Burton

Linda BurtonDean Linda Burton's research focuses on child welfare & poverty: intergenerational family structures, processes, & role transitions; context & place in the daily lives of families; & childhood adultification & the accelerated life course.

Tina Sacks

Tina SacksAssistant Professor Tina Sacks' research focuses on racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality.

Anu Manchikanti Gómez

Anu Manchikanti GomezAssistant professor Anu Manchikanti Gómez ​is director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program (SHARE). A health equity researcher, her work focuses on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.

Steven P. Segal

Steven segalProfessor of the Graduate School Steven P. Segal's research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness.

Adrian Aguilera

Adrian AguileraAssociate Professor Adrian Aguilera’s research uses digital & mobile technologies to improve health & mental healthcare of low-income & ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino & Spanish-speaking populations.

Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem Address one of the Grand Challenges of Social Work

June 3, 2019

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In 2016, over 6.6 million adults were under correctional supervision, and an additional 975,000 youths under 18 had cases pass through the juvenile court system. The impacts of justice system involvement are disproportionately felt by low-income families and communities of color. The economic and human costs of this crisis have led the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare to identify smart decarceration as one of the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Berkeley Social Welfare faculty members Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem examine the impact of the criminal justice system on vulnerable populations.

Moving Beyond Unintended Pregnancy

Principal Investigators and Research Partners

Dr. Anu Manchikanti Gomez

Erin Kerrison

Erin KerrisonAssistant Professor Erin M. Kerrison's work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions operate as social determinants of health.

Paul Sterzing

Paul SterzingAssociate Professor Paul Sterzing’s research focuses on polyvictimization, bullying victimization, and the links between familial and extrafamilial forms of victimization among sexual and gender minority youth and other vulnerable adolescent populations.

Kurt Organista

Kurt OrganistaProfessor Kurt Organista studies psychosocial problems within Chicanx and Latinx communities, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinx, and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinx.