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Catrina D. Jaime

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Program Head Public Health and Health Equity


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 adult, specifically marginalized youth from the juvenile justice system, foster care, and youth who are homeless


Maria Catrina Diestro Jaime was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to the Bay Area. Her research and work experience spans over 15 years, working on multidisciplinary research at UC Davis to overseeing community-based and federally funded research on violence prevention and family planning interventions at the University of Pittsburgh. Jaime’s primary roles include directing the PHE program, teaching, academic advising, coordinating internships, and fostering community partnerships. She leads the Social Justice and Research Scholars and Advocate program, that supports student-led initiatives, from advocating Black wellness to supporting local Yemeni families. Jaime serves as a co-chair of the American Public Health Association’s Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Task Force. Her research interests include promoting social justice and health equity amongst diverse communities and improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults.

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