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Victoria D. Ojeda

Victoria D. Ojeda, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego, Department of Medicine. For more than ten years, her research has focused on the health of underserved and vulnerable populations, including immigrants, Latinos, women and children. Dr. Ojeda has published on health services issues including access to health insurance coverage, utilization of health and mental health services, and the financing of health care. Prior research also includes international collaborations with investigators in Mexico, addressing the epidemiology and symptomatology of "nervios," a culture-bound syndrome. Dr. Ojeda is now pursuing new research focusing on HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and mental health comorbidities in immigrant and severely underserved and marginalized populations in Mexico. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees from the UCLA School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health Sciences. She subsequently completed a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy.

Project Title: Is Acculturation Related to Use of Foreign Medical Care (FMC) by Latinos in California?

Project Databases: CHIS 2001

Recent and Pending Publications 

"Access to Care Among Medical Tourists."  In preparation.


Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey