Lorena M. Estrada-Martínez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Brown School of Social Work
Dr. Estrada-Martínez is interested in understanding and reducing health disparities, particularly related to Latino and immigrant populations in the US; child and adolescent health; and youth violence.
Dr. Estrada-Martínez has also taught courses on women’s health and women’s reproductive health, delivered guest lectures on youth violence among Latino populations, adolescent health behaviors, acculturation, health disparities, and violence against women. In addition, she was a Fellow in the Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network Summer Fellowship Program in Applied Multi-Ethnic Research at ICPSR, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
"Public health, by its very nature, is an interdisciplinary and collaborative enterprise. Tackling some of the pressing issues that affect Latino and immigrant populations requires a transdisciplinary approach that brings together behavioral and social sciences, economics, public policy, demography, law, as well as medicine and public health. In my specific line of research, I look to engage with sociologists, demographers, and psychologists to understand the social determinants and proximate factors that influence Latino children and adolescents development – particularly those in emerging immigrant communities."