Assistant Professor of Public Health
Latino health, health policy, health equity, healthcare outcomes, public health emergencies, Puerto Rico health system
Dr. Rivera-González’s goal is to study Latino health disparities and advance health equity through community-rooted work. Her research aims to disentangle how local and national health policies disproportionately impact Latino and immigrant communities across the United States (US). Born and raised in Puerto Rico, some of her work also centers around the archipelago’s health system, the impact of recent public health emergencies, and how its current political status as a US territory affects the implementation of health policies, access to quality care, and utilization of health services.