Charlotte Chang, DrPH, MPH

Charlotte Chang, DrPH, MPH

Associate Project Scientist
Coordinator of Research to Practice and Evaluation
Labor Occupational Health Program
COEH, School of Public Health
2223 Fulton St. 4th floor
Berkeley, CA 94720-5120
Current Research Interests

  • “Research to practice” efforts in worker health and safety
  • Multi-stakeholder partnerships for health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Immigrant worker populations
  • Evaluation of participatory health and safety trainings and programs

Key Publications

Minkler, M., Salvatore, A., Chang, C., Gaydos, M., Liu, S. S., Lee, P. T., . . . Krause, N. (Forthcoming). Wage theft as a neglected public health problem: An overview and case study from San Francisco's Chinatown District. American Journal of Public Health.

Chang, C., Salvatore, A., Lee, P.T., Gaydos, M., Liu, S.S., and Minkler, M. (2013). Studying and addressing urban immigrant restaurant worker health and safety in San Francisco’s Chinatown district:  A CBPR case study. Journal of Urban Health, 90(6), 1026-1040. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9804-0

Chang, C., Salvatore, A., Lee, P., Liu, S., Tom, A., Morales, A., Baker, R., Minkler, M. (2013). Adapting to Context in Community-Based Participatory Research: “Participatory Starting Points” in a Chinese Immigrant Worker Community. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(3-4), 480-491. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9565-z

Minkler, M. & Chang, C. (Forthcoming). Community-Based Participatory Research:  A promising approach for studying and addressing immigrant worker health. In X. Castañeda, A. Rodriguez-Lainz, M.B. Schenker (Eds.), Migration and Health Research Methodologies: A Handbook for the Study of Migrant Populations, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Minkler, M., & Chang, C. (2013). Participatory research and action. In I. Kawachi (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chang, C., Salvatore, A., Lee, P., Liu, S. S., & Minkler, M. (2012). Popular education, participatory research, and community organizing. In M. Minkler (Ed.), Community Organizing and Community Building for Health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Chang, C., Nixon, L, and Baker, R. (2012). Case Study: The Asphalt Partnership Summary Report. CPWR - Center for Construction Research and Practice: Silver Spring, MD.

Gaydos, M., Bhatia, R., Morales, A., Lee, P., Chang, C., Salvatore, A., et al. (2011). Promoting health equity and safety in San Francisco’s Chinatown restaurants: Findings and lessons learned from a pilot observational survey. Public Health Reports, 126(Suppl. 3), 62-69.

Minkler, M., Lee, P. T., Tom, A., Chang, C., Morales, A., Liu, S. S., et al. (2010). Using community-based participatory research to design and initiate a study on immigrant worker health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurants. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53(4), 361-371.

Minkler, M., Breckwich Vasquez, V., Chang, C., & Miller, J. (2008). Promoting healthy public policy through community-based participatory research: Ten case studies. Oakland: PolicyLink.


  • PH W200G – Health and Social Behavior. On-Campus Online Professional MPH Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.