I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. My research focuses on Mexican internal and international migration, the experiences of immigrants in United States, and health disparities.
The underlying goal of my research agenda is to clarify the role of social, structural, and contextual factors in creating health and social inequalities, as well as to identify resources that improve the outcomes of immigrants and other marginalized populations. In my most recent project, I investigated the health trajectories of return US migrants, internal migrants, and indigenous migrants from Mexico. Other on-going projects focus on Mexican skilled migration to the US and the effects of stress, legal status, and state immigrant policies on the health and well-being of immigrants. You can read more about my current work in the Research tab.
For more details, you can download my Curriculum Vitae here.