My research interests include understanding the health issues that affect the San Joaquin Valley Punjabi population. My dissertation research is in preparation for an intervention that can prevent and control diabetes management in this community. This unique population has had a unique immigration pattern to the San Joaquin Valley and continue to have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes. I am interested in bettering the overall health of Punjabi Americans through public health intervention and policy.
Dr. Mariaelena Gonzalez