Full Name
Pamela Valera PhD, MSW
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Pamela Valera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health and serves as the Concentration Lead for MPH/MSW dual degree program at the School of Public Health, Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Valera's research focuses on the drivers of health inequities in marginalized groups (including people who use drugs, people living with HIV, those at risk for HIV, and those involved in the criminal justice system). At the Rutgers School of Public Health, she co-founded the Community Health Justice Lab (www.chjl.org), where members address inequity in health promotion activities among medically- underserved and hidden populations.