Race/Class/Gender

Adrian Aguilera

Associate Professor Adrian Aguilera’s research leverages digital & mobile technologies to improve health & mental healthcare of low-income & ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latinx & 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.

Digital Health Equity and Access Lab

dHEAL logoThe goal of Digital Health Equity and Access Lab (dHEAL) is to develop and disseminate innovative technologies to improve health and mental health in low-income and underserved communities. We focus on the development, evaluation and implementation of digital health interventions (e-health, m-health and technology-assisted interventions) to improve the reach of evidence-based interventions.

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The Affordable Care Act and Access to Family Planning and Abortion in California’s Central Valley: A Community-Based Participatory Research Study

Principal Investigators and Research Partners:

Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Summary and Findings: While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents an extraordinary expansion of healthcare access, barriers to achieving reproductive health equity persist. This project seeks to investigate how insurer practices can limit and delay access to abortion and family planning care among Latinas in California’s Central Valley, an agricultural region lacking access to abortion providers and inundated by health and social disparities. In partnership with...

Transgender Reproductive Health Study

Principal Investigators and Research Partners:

Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Summary and Findings:

Transgender individuals experience stark health and health care disparities, though little research investigates transmasculine and genderqueer individuals experiences accessing services under the auspices of "women's health." In Spring 2015, a study was conducted with 20 participants who identified as transgender or genderqueer and were assigned female sex at birth. Data analyses are currently underway.

Reframing the IUD Initiative

Principal Investigators and Research Partners:

Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Summary and Findings:

For too long, IUDs have been inaccessible to women in the US. In recent years, the availability of new IUDs, training of healthcare providers and policy reforms have made IUDs increasingly available, with IUDs framed as empowering and an important "tool" to reduce population-level unintended pregnancy rates.

But the unbridled enthusiasm for IUDs and implants (another long-acting, reversible contraceptive method) has raised important questions...

The Young Couples Study

Principal Investigators and Research Partners:

Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Summary and Findings:

In this three-phase study, a new measure of pregnancy intentions is being developed for young women. Dr. Anu Manchikanti Gomez's team is currently conducting a study with 50 couples including young women and their male partners to understand how pregnancy intentions are defined and constrained and the influence of relationship dynamics on such. These qualitative data provide the basis for the new measure. In late 2015, the team will conduct a...

Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare: FAQs

I am not affiliated with Berkeley Social Welfare. Can I still become involved with CPRSW?

Send us an email at cprsw@berkeley.edu and we would be happy to discuss opportunities with you.

I am looking for faculty who conduct prevention research to serve on a supervisory committee. Are CPRSW faculty affiliates available for this purpose?

There are many students at UC Berkeley who have interests in prevention research. Unfortunately, we receive more student requests than we can accommodate. At this time, we can only consider...

Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare: Contributions

2018

Lee, J., Roscoe, J., Ziemer, K.L., Kim, B.K.E., & Shapiro, V.B. (2018, April). Integrated version: Creating an “Integrative Dosage” measure for SEL Interventions Implemented Across “Lesson-based” and “Strategy-Based” Dose Forms. In V.B. Shapiro (Chair) & M.J. Elias (Discussant), Innovations for Social and Emotional Learning implementation: Lessons from the TOOLBOX Implementation Research Project. Presentation for the American Education Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Campbell, E.J., Kim, B.K.E., Lee, J., & Shapiro, V.B. (April, 2018). Teacher ratings of...