Health Equity

UC Davis professor helps with Alzheimer’s care. Why her work goes beyond the office

December 30, 2019
Oanh Meyer is no stranger to Alzheimer’s disease. Her everyday life revolves around caring for those who suffer from the ailment. Through her research and her experience as a caregiver, Meyer found that many Vietnamese elders lack knowledge about Alzheimer’s and wait a long time before seeking help or diagnosis.

Bridging Language Barriers For Others Drives UC Davis Student Toward Greater Heights

December 16, 2019
Ramón Zermeño, a sophomore at the University of California, Davis majoring in human development, greets patients every week at Clínica Tepati, a free health care clinic serving the Sacramento area. "Being able to translate to patients that don’t understand a few words," said Zermeño. "Just knowing that the patient [will] be reassured and comfortable with having a Spanish speaking person there, that brings me happiness."

Social Justice in Health Care

November 14, 2019
Jann Murray-García knows health inequities, policy disparities and detriments to living well in marginalized communities are best addressed in the environments where they occur, when students leave the classroom and get out in the field. For that reason, she has been working for many years with community partners and her nursing students to address health inequality in California.

Global Aggies: An Ambassador for Public Heath, Locally and Globally

September 05, 2019
Laura L. Van  Auker has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 40 years. In addition to her decades in private practice, she also serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. But it is her deep commitment to public health that has run steady throughout her entire career.