Alana LeBrón, Ph.D., M.S., is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, her M.S. in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and her A.B. in Gender and Women’s Studies from Bowdoin College. She completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.
Dr. LeBrón’s research focuses on the (re)production of social inequalities that shape inequities in health and opportunities for intervention to promote health equity. Much of Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship centers on the intersections of race, socioeconomic position, immigrant generation, citizenship status, and gender with health inequities, with a focus on the health of Latina/o communities. She engages a community-based participatory research approach to her research projects seeking to understand and address the structural determinants of health inequities. Her areas of research include the health equity implications of policies and ideologies pertaining to immigration, government-issued IDs, and health care and social service access and utilization.