Aresha Martinez-Cardoso

Research Summary
Aresha Martinez-Cardoso is an interdisciplinary public health researcher who studies the biosocial mechanisms by which racial inequities shape population health and health disparities. The majority of her work focuses on how race, migration, and class intersect to shape the the health of US-born and immigrant Latinxs across the lifecourse. In recent work, Martinez-Cardoso has examined the effects of immigration raids and anti-immigration policies on adverse birth outcomes, novel biomarkers of stress and aging, and trajectories of cardiovascular health among Mexican migrants in the United States.
Racial Health Inequities, Migration, Race, Health Status, Latinos, Immigration and Emigration, Social Discrimination, Racism, Aging, Demographic, Demographic and Health Surveys
  • University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, PhD Health Behavior and Health Education 2018
  • University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, MS Community Health Sciences 2013
  • University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, BA Latin American Studies 2010
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. Novak NL, Geronimus AT, Martinez-Cardoso AM. Change in birth outcomes among infants born to Latina mothers after a major immigration raid. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 06 01; 46(3):839-849. View in: PubMed

  2. González Block MA, Vargas Bustamante A, de la Sierra LA, Martínez Cardoso A. Redressing the limitations of the Affordable Care Act for Mexican immigrants through bi-national health insurance: a willingness to pay study in Los Angeles. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Apr; 16(2):179-88. View in: PubMed