Tania Pacheco-Werner, PhD is a research scientist at CVHPI. She is a medical sociologist with a doctorate in Sociology from University of California, San Francisco. Her areas of research include policy analysis, neighborhood health, health across the life-course, health-seeking behavior, food and environment systems, and methodology. Pacheco-Werner has worked on numerous community-based participatory research projects that include putting data into action, and applying the social determinants of health to policy settings. She is currently working on a policy analysis of Fresno neighborhoods and its relationship to environmental and health outcome inequalities, how stress and resilience affects preterm birth outcomes among Latina mothers, and use of 17P for preterm birth prevention. She co-leads the Fresno County Health Improvement (FCHIP) Pre to 3 workgroup and is a member of the Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative shared measures and care and support workgroups.
Pacheco-Werner is an immigrant, born in Mexico City, grew up in the Central Valley and is a Fresno State alumna (B.A. in Sociology, Minor in psychology, Cross-Cultural Competency and Humanics Non-Profit Leadership and Management certificates). Her greatest passions are family and improving the lives of Central Valley residents. She resides in Sanger, CA with her husband Robert.
Tania Pacheco-Werner, PhD
Central Valley Health Policy Institute
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