Emanuel Alcala

PhD Program: Public Health
Email: ealcala4@ucmerced.edu 

Emanuel is a Public Health doctoral student at the University of California, Merced. Before joining UC Merced in 2016, he worked for 3-years as a Research Analyst at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at California State University, Fresno. He earned a BA in Psychology and an MA in General/Experimental Psychology from California State University, Fresno.

Research Summary

Emanuel’s research interests are in health disparities that are most prevalent in California’s San Joaquin Valley region. This includes ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, life expectancy, chronic conditions, and Latino health. Currently, he is examining the social and environmental determinants of pediatric asthmatic events and how this may impact emergency department and hospital utilization.

Publications

Oral and Poster Presentation

  • Alcala, E. (2016). Racial & ethnic disparities in birth outcomes in central California. Presentation at the California WIC Association 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Diego California, April 18-19.
  • Alcala, E., & Capitman, J.A. (2016). Pollution, poverty, and childhood asthma morbidity in central California. American Public Health Association, Denver, CO. October 31.
  • Alcala, E., & Capitman, J.A. (2015). Social determinants of health: CalEnviroScreen and potentially preventable childhood morbidity in California’s Central Valley. Presentation at NIEHS/EPA Children’s Centers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Alcala, E., & Capitman, J.A. (2015). Social determinants of health: CalEnviroScreen and potentially preventable childhood morbidity in California’s Central Valley. Poster board session at NIEHS/EPA Children’s Centers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Capitman, J.A., & Alcala, E. (2015). Social determinants of health: The San Joaquin Valley. Webinar/presentation on individual and neighborhood determinants of health inequities in California’s Central Valley. http://www.csufresno.edu/chhs/cvhpi/presentations/index.html
  • Alcala, E., Lessard, L., & Capitman, J.A. (2014). Place and health: Preventable hospitalizations for adults in the Central Valley of California. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

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