Omar Martinez’s research expertise includes the correlates, prevalence, and prevention of substance use, mental illness, and HIV among underserved and vulnerable populations. His work has contributed to a better understanding of the impact of systemic factors, including both individual-level factors (e.g. substance use and mental health problems) and the larger social context (e.g. immigration policies, stigma, discrimination, structural racism, violence, and cultural imperialism) that affects the overall health outcomes among systematically and structurally excluded populations. His experiences also include developing and implementing programs and interventions to address health disparities and inequities.
Join MSSP class Law and Policy (MSSP 6310) to learn about the possibilities of the law serving as a vehicle for access to health for underserved communities. This event will include a short lecture from Omar as well as a Q+A session.
You can join in-person in Caster 311 or via Zoom at https://upenn.zoom.us/j/92890394802