Dr. Gilberto Lopez is an Assistant Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. His works apply social determinants and political economy of health frameworks to understand the health and wellbeing of (im)migrant, rural, and racialized minority populations. As a broadly trained social scientist, he applies mixed-methods of research to better understand the inequities that lead to disparities in cancer, mental health, and infectious disease (COVID-19). Dr. Lopez’s ultimate goal is to produce data that will guide the development and implementation of interventions that reduce disparities between, and within, groups.
ScD - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Harvard School of Public Health.
MPH - Health, Behavior, and Society; Health Communication. Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
MA - Medical Anthropology. Southern Methodist University.
BA - Anthropology; Chicano Studies. Fresno State University.
AA - General Ed. Modesto Junior College.
Dr. Lopez’s cancer research looks at the social determinants of cancer and cancer-related behaviors among Latinx living in rural areas. Current/recent projects include:
Dr. Lopez's work on immigration aims to understand the factors and processes of migration and integration, with a focus on health and wellbeing. Current/recent projects include: