Erika Meza, MPH

Erika Meza, PhD student at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PhD Student
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Education: Loyola Marymount (BS, Applied Mathematics); Columbia University (MPH, Environmental Health)

Research Interests: My research interests lie in social epidemiology and understanding how interactions between environmental, social and psychosocial factors promote or suppress the onset of disease. My interest in social epidemiology began while collaborating on an air pollution study in New York City and learning about the impact of neighborhood characteristics on health disparities. As a doctoral student, I am interested in epidemiologic research design and statistical methods that can be used to identify significant factors and interactions affecting minority health and inform the development of effective community-based interventions.