Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
Dr. William D. Lopez is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lopez received his PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. He uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the effects of immigration policy on Latino mixed-status communities, specifically considering the health effects of immigration raids. His current research focuses on improving access to health care resources among mixed-status communities in an era of increasing immigration law enforcement. Dr. Lopez was awarded a grant from the Detroit URC and UM Poverty Solutions for a project titled “Overcoming the chilling effect: Identifying strategies for improving immigrant families’ acceptability and accessibility to health and social services that alleviate poverty”. He is working on a book project based on the interviews of community members involved in a collaborative immigration raid.
Current Research Interests:
- Public health
- Social determinants of health