Marlene Bengiamin, Ph.D.

Dr. Marlene BengiaminMarlene Bengiamin, Ph.D., is the research director for Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI) California State University, Fresno. Bengiamin also serves as the lead person for the national place matters imitative in the San Joaquin Valley.

Dr. Bengiamin has extensive background in research and higher education with over 25 years of experience in racial relations, Social Psychology, and Sociology and has lectured extensively on research methodologies. She has published in peer-reviewed journals on topics that include incorporating cultural sensitivity and competence into nursing education curriculum and transcultural health care. Dr. Bengiamin has a long history of speaking in various settings in an effort to advance knowledge and understanding of the impact of place on health. She is determined to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the underserved population.

Before joining the CVHPI in 2005, Bengiamin was teaching undergraduate and graduate level research and statistics with emphasis on psychometrics, data management and analysis of knowledge data in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno.  Her current work includes analysis of vital San Joaquin Valley health challenges such as adequacy and quality of health care for uninsured and underinsured adults, adequacy of prenatal care, environmental influences on health, and health professional shortages. 

Contact Information

Marlene Bengiamin, Ph.D.
Research Director, Central Valley Health Policy Institute
marleneb@csufresno.edu
Phone: (559) 228-2167
Fax: (559) 228-2168
1625 E. Shaw Ave, #146
Fresno, CA 93710