Jacqueline is a public health researcher dedicated to social justice and reducing health disparities in marginalized populations. She is passionate about measuring progress and impact of cross-sector collaborations that aim improves health equity for vulnerable communities. Her background is in public health, environmental health, epidemiology, GIS mapping, program design, and community development. She has extensive experience in investigating social and environmental determinants of health outcomes using mixed methods, and she brings rigorous applied research skills in quantitative methods and evaluation study design. She takes a strengths-based approach in her work to build upon local assets and existing systems. She believes sustainable impact and resiliency can be achieved if initiatives are driven by and integrated with the local community.
Prior to RDA, Jacqueline worked as a Health Data and Geospatial Analyst with the California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity to conduct a statewide vulnerability assessment identifying populations vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. Internationally, she has worked on evaluating impact of safe water interventions in water-scarce regions and identifying barriers to equitable access to safe water and health services. Domestically, she worked on communicable disease surveillance and investigations with California Department of Public Health, San Luis Obispo County, and San Mateo County.