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Catrina D. Jaime

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Gibbons-Young Chair for the Advancement of Science


BS, University of California, Davis
MPH, University of California, Davis
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Interests

Community-engaged research promoting social justice and health equity amongst diverse communities, and the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent and young adults, specifically youth from the juvenile justice system, foster care, and those who are homeless


Maria Catrina D. Jaime was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to the Bay Area during her childhood. Her scholarly and professional experience spans over 15 years, from working on multidisciplinary research at UC Davis Healthcare Policy and Research to conducting federally funded research and implementation of R01 community-, school-, and clinically-based sexual and reproductive health and violence prevention interventions at UC Davis Health, Department of Pediatrics, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

As a faculty and program head at Mills College at Northeastern University in Oakland. Jaime has been involved in teaching public health and health equity, academic advising, conducting student-led and community-based research, developing internships by fostering community partnerships, and leading program development in public health and interdisciplinary undergraduate programs. Other initiatives include developing and leading a social justice and research scholars and advocate program and a peer mentorship program.

Jaime’s current research includes various social justice research topics, including the development of an undergraduate doula training course, evaluation of the impacts of social determinants of health among low-resourced communities, promotion of Black wellness and anti-racism in the classroom, and improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults who have been marginalized.

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