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Ángela Gutiérrez, PhD, MPH

Angela Gutierrez 2021
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine
Irvine 128B, Athens Campus
Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute
Social Medicine


  • University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D. Public Health, Community Health Sciences (Minor: Education)
  • California State University, Fullerton: Master of Public Health                                                                               
  • University of California, Irvine: Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degrees: Public Health Policy; Sociology)


  • Minority Aging
  • Health Disparities
  • Risk and Resilience
  • Psychosocial Resources
  • Mental Health; Physical Health
  • Allostatic Load
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Promotoras

Summary of Work:

Dr. Gutiérrez conducts research at the intersection of public health and medical sociology and employ quantitative, qualitative, and community-based participatory research methods to identify the factors that buffer or exacerbate health disparities among middle-aged and older Latinx and Black adults. Her three interdisciplinary lines of research focus on: (1) risk, resilience, and coping among middle-aged and older Latinx and Black Americans with chronic health conditions; (2) the role of psychosocial factors in shaping cognitive function among Latinx adults; and (3) community-based and culturally informed health research among under-resourced communities. Collectively, these lines of research focus on minority aging and aim to identify the social factors contributing to the distribution of illness and wellness at the population level, with an overarching goal of mitigating health disparities and promoting health equity.


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