Ph.D. Student Profile
Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, M.S.P.H.
- Cognate: Public Health Demography
- M.S.P.H., Community Health Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
- B.A., Latina American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
Research Interests & Projects
Aresha Martinez-Cardoso is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Health Behavior
and Health Education at the University of Michigan and a predoctoral trainee at the
Population Studies Center at U-M. She is interested in studying the structural and
social determinants of racial/ethnic health inequities with a particular focus on
Latino communities. Aresha’s current research projects explore the role of immigration
raids and anti-immigration policies on Latino health. She is also collaborating with
researchers at UM on a study of the biomarkers of stress and aging. For her dissertation
research, Aresha hope to explore how structural disadvantage shapes cardiovascular
disease risk among Latino immigrants and US born Latinos. Prior to her doctoral training,
Aresha received an MSPH from the UCLA School of Public health where she studied healthcare
access and utilization barriers among Latinos.
- Novak, N., Geronimus, A. T., & Martinez-Cardoso, A. M. (forthcoming). Change in birth
outcomes among infants born to Latina mothers after a major immigration raid. International Journal of Epidemiology.
- González Block Miguel Angel, Vargas Bustamante Arturo, de la Sierra Luz Angélica, Martínez Cardoso Aresha, Redressing the Limitations of the Affordable Care Act for Mexican Immigrants Through
Bi-National Health Insurance: A Willingness to Pay Study in Los Angeles. Journal of
Immigrant and Minority Health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2012; 70(3): .