Tania Pacheco-Werner

Office Location: SS 227
Department Phone: 559.278.2892
Email: tpacheco@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Spring 2019

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Personal Biography

Tania Pacheco-Werner, Ph.D. is a Postgraduate Fellow at CVHPI and Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Fresno State.  She earned her doctorate in Sociology at University of California, San Francisco.  Pacheco-Werner was 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 Certificate, and Humanics Certificate in Administration & Leadership for Community Benefit Organizations).  Family and the Central Valley are central to her life. She resides in Sanger, CA with her husband Robert.

Areas of Specialization

Pacheco-Werner's areas of research include policy analysis, immigrant and men’s health, health-seeking behavior, food and environment systems, and methodology.  She has worked on numerous community-based participatory research projects including her own research on health-seeking behavior of Mexican immigrant elder patients across the California Central Valley. Her current research is adding evidence to her theory on measurement of self-reported health beyond traditional biomedical markers of good health. She teaches statistics, quantitative research methods, contemporary social issues, and women and aging, among other courses at Fresno State.

For the past 10 years, she has assisted and co-led quantitative and qualitative research on student mentoring, healthcare programming, nutrition, and violence as a public health issue, co-leading a process evaluation for Alameda County’s Violence Prevention Blueprint. She is a past Roots of Change Fellow and board member for the Central Valley Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. During her past efforts at CVHPI as a Research Analyst, her she focused on the institutionalization of promotoras (Community Health Workers) in areas with limited health care access.  She has published a scholarly paper on the policy discrimination of immigrants, its effect on health care access, and how promotoras can help immigrants overcome systemic barriers.  Pacheco-Werner is also a consultant with VISIONS, Inc., which provides facilitation in multicultural settings.