University of California
Meredith Minkler

Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH

Professor Emerita (Health and Social Behavior)
School of Public Health
Community Health and Human Development
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Current Research Interests
•Developing and testing community engaged approach to Infection Prevention and Control (Ebola and VHFs)
• Community based participatory research and its impacts on policy
• Ecological study of health of restaurant workers in SF’s Chinatown (pending)
• Racial ethnic disparities in health of midlife and older Americans
• Empowerment strategies to promote critical thinking and positive health outcomes in youth
Key Publications

Chopel, A, Minkler, M, Nuru-Jeter, A and Dunbar, M (in press) Social determinants of late stage HIV Diagnosis and its distributions among African Americans and Latinos: A critical literature review. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

Malinowski, B., Minkler, M., & Stock, L. (2015). Labor Unions: A Public Health Institution. American Journal of Public Health, 105(2), 261-271.

Minkler, M., Salvatore, A. L., Chang, C., Gaydos, M., San Liu, S., Lee, P. T., Bhatia, R. and Krause, N. (2014). Wage Theft as a Neglected Public Health Problem: An Overview and Case Study From San Francisco’s Chinatown District. American Journal of Public Health, 104(6), 1010-1020.

Chang, C, Minkler, M, Salvatore, A, Lee, PT, Liu, S, and Gaydos, M (2013). Studying and addressing urban immigrant restaurant worker health and safety in San Francisco’s Chinatown restaurants: A CBPR case study. Journal of Urban Health. 90:6. 1026-1040

Udoh, I, Minkler, M, Dillard Smith, C, Chopel, A, Walton, S et al. (2013) Developing and using a partnership covenant to guide a study of late stage HIV diagnosis. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: research, education, and action, 7(4), 403-411.

Minkler, M, Fuller-Thompson, E and Guralnik, J (in press; 2006). Gradient of Disability across the Socioeconomic Spectrum in the US. New England Journal of Medicine 355 (7): 43-51.

Minkler, M, Vásquez Brechwich, V, Warner, J, Stuessey, H and Facente, S (in press; 2006). Sowing the Seeds of Sustainable Change: A Community-University Research and Action Partnership in Indiana and its Aftermath. Health Promotion International.

Brechwich Vásquez V, Minkler, M and Shepard, P (2006). Promoting Environmental Health Policy through Community Based Participatory Research: A Case Study from Harlem, New York. Journal of Urban Health.

Minkler, M. and Fuller-Thomson, E (2005). African American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A National Study Using the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. Journals of Gerontology . 60B(2): S82-92.

Petersen, D, Minkler, M, Vasquez Breckwich, V, Baden, A (2006). Community-Based Participatory Research as a Tool for Policy Change: A Case Study of the Southern California Environmental Justice Collaborative. Review of Policy Research. 23(2): 339.
Community organizing and community building for health (PH 204D)
Aging, health and diversity (PH 130AC)
Introduction to Health and Social Behavior
Tisch Research Prize, Tufts University
Fulbright Specialist
Chancellors Award for Research in the Public Interest
Outstanding Mentor Award, Society for Public Health Education
Kellogg National Fellow
Distinguished Mentorship Award, Gerontological Society of America
Distinguished Career Award, PHPHE section, APHA

Public and University Service
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for National and Community Service (UCB, former)
Co-chair, Faculty Policy Committee, Academic Service Learning (UCB)
Founding Director, UCB Center on Aging
Founder, Brookdale National Information Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (later moved to AARP where I remain on the board)
Research consultant, PolicyLink