Ashley Gomez, Ph.D. candidate

Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown School of Public Health

AshleyGomezresearches the health of immigrant Latinas who are entrepreneurs, direct care workers, or both.Her dissertation puts into focus how entrepreneurialLatinasareable to develop businesses, despite being resource-constrained, perceptions about their own health, and how various social determinants of health influence their well-being. Her interview also examines how COVID-19 has impacted these entrepreneurs’ health, businesses, and work conditions.Prior to Brown, she worked with the center forDisease Control and Prevention, local government agencies, nonprofits, and community-based organizations to promote health equity and access for Latinxs in the U.S. and Mexico. Ashley holds an MPH degree in Sociomedical Sciences and a certificate in Public Health Research Methods from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York City. She also holds a B.A. in Chicanx Studies from UCLA.