Hidden Identities, Hidden Lives: When Data Obscures Health Disparities

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences at UCLA

Speaker: Ninez Ponce, Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA; Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Faculty host: Gerald Kominski, Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA; Mark Peterson, Professor, Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, UCLA

In this talk, Ponce will focus on health survey data in California and in national surveys for American Indian Alaska Native and Asian subgroup information. A health economist, Ponce's research contributes to the elimination of racial/ethnic and social disparities in health and healthcare in three areas: multicultural survey research, social penalties in health access, and global and immigrant health.

Ponce is a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's Department of Health, and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She is the Principal Investigator for the California Health Interview Survey, the largest health survey in the nation. Ponce received a BA in science from UC Berkeley, an MA in public policy from Harvard University, and a PhD in health services at UCLA.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is requested.