Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner is Co-Director at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State. She is a medical sociologist by training and received her PhD in sociology from University of California, San Francisco. Her areas of research include policy analysis, neighborhood health, maternal and child health, and methodology.
Her latest work on neighborhood health is "Unequal Neighborhoods: Fresno" uses historical, census, environmental, and health surveillance data to demonstrate how neighborhoods are a sum of policies and exceptions to policies that shape health outcomes. Her current research on maternal child health currently focuses on the role of stress and resilience and social determinants of health on preterm birth. She also does community engagement research activities on Fresno's economic equity initiative DRIVE (Developing the Region's Inclusive and Vibrant Economy) and the EMBRACE Study (Engaging Mothers & Babies; Reimagining Antenatal Care for Everyone).
She lives with her husband and son in Sanger, California.
Tania Pacheco-Werner, PhD
Central Valley Health Policy Institute
Phone: (559) 228-2162
Fax: (559) 228-2168
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