Alana M.W. LeBrón

Assistant Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies
School of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor
Public Health

Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2015, Health Behavior & Health Education


M.S., Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 2010, Society, Human Development & Health


Bowdoin College, 2006, Gender and Women’s Studies

Phone: (949) 824-5242
Fax: (949) 824-1019
Email: alebron@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza, SST 369 (Chicano/Latino Studies)
653 E. Peltason Drive, AIRB 2026 (Public Health)
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
structural racism and health, health of Latina/o communities, community-based participatory research
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. LeBrón’s primary areas of research include processes that shape the production, maintenance, exacerbation, and mitigation of social inequalities; implications of social inequalities for inequities in health; and opportunities for intervention. Much of Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship centers on the intersections of race, socioeconomic position, immigrant generation, citizenship status, and gender with inequities in health, with a focus on the health of Latina/o communities and community-engaged strategies for understanding and addressing health inequities. Through qualitative and quantitative research methods, Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship examines the mechanisms by which racism shapes health inequities, and factors that disrupt these processes. For example, her research considers the health equity implications of immigration policies and sentiments towards immigrants, neighborhood social and economic contexts, and government-issued ID policies and practices. Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship also evaluates the health equity implications of community-driven strategies to mitigate these processes.
   
Publications LeBrón AMW, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, Gamboa C, Reyes A. (In Press) Antihypertensive Medication Use: Implications for Inequities in Cardiovascular Risk and Opportunities for Intervention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Pedraza FI, Cruz Nichols V, LeBrón AMW. (Published online ahead of print) Cautious Citizenship: The Deterring Effect of Immigration Issue Salience on Health Care Use and Bureaucratic Interactions Among Latino U.S. Citizens. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; 42(5). DOI 10.1215/03616878-3940486

LeBrón AMW, Lopez WD, Cowan K, Novak NL, Temrowski O, Ibarra-Frayre M, Delva J. (Published online ahead of print) Restrictive ID Policies: Implications for Health Equity. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-017-0579-3

Hawkins J, Watkins DC, Kieffer E, Spencer MS, Nicklett EJ, Piatt G, Espitia NR, LeBrón AMW, Palmisano G. (2017) An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Gender on Health Behavior among African American and Latino Men with Type 2 Diabetes. American Journal of Men’s Health; 11(2): 344-356. DOI: 10.1177/1557988316681125.

LeBrón AMW, Spencer M, Kieffer E, Sinco B, Piatt G, Palmisano G. (2017) Correlates of Interpersonal Ethnoracial Discrimination among Latino Adults with Diabetes: Findings from the REACH Detroit Study. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. DOI: 10.1080/15313204.2016.1263820.

Lucumí DI, LeBrón AMW, Schulz AJ, Mentz G. (2017) Social Patterning of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk in Colombian Adults. Ethnicity & Health; 22(4):389-401. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2016.1244628.

Lopez WD, LeBrón AMW, Graham LF, Grogan-Kaylor A. (2016) Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms among Latina/o Adolescents of Immigrant Parents. International Quarterly of Community Health Education; 36(2): 131-140. DOI: 10.1177/0272684X16628723.

LeBrón AMW, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White-Perkins D. (2015) John Henryism, Socioeconomic Position, and Blood Pressure in a Multi-Ethnic Urban Community. Ethnicity & Disease; 25(1): 24-30.

LeBrón AMW, Schulz AJ, Bernal C, Gamboa C, Wright C, Sand S, Valerio M, Caver D. (2014) Storytelling in Community Intervention Research: Lessons Learned from the Walk Your Heart to Health Intervention. Progress in Community Health Partnerships; 8(4): 455-463. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2014.0066.

LeBrón AMW, Valerio MV, Kieffer E, Sinco B, Rosland AM, Hawkins J, Espitia N, Palmisano G, Spencer M. (2014) Everyday Discrimination, Diabetes-Related Distress, and Depressive Symptoms among African Americans and Latinos with Diabetes. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health 16(6): 1208-1216. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-013-9843-3.
   
   
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Last updated 08/17/2017