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UC Merced Farmworker Health Research Conference



To view all the conference panels on YouTube, visit the Community and Labor Center YouTube channel here

Agenda for UC Merced Farmworker Health Research Conference



Friday, April 9, 2021

10:00 am – 3:45 pm (PST)


The purpose of the conference will be to share knowledge about the impact of workplace health and safety (including COVID-19); to identify gaps and priorities for future research; and to identify how to coordinate data to transform health and health care access in the future.


Researchers investigating issues related to the health of California farmworkers.

Opening Speaker:

Juan Sánchez Muñoz

University of California, Merced Chancellor

Keynote Speaker:

Anna Caballero

California State Senator

Closing Speaker:

Robert Rivas

California State Assembly Member


Dr. Edward Flores

Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Community and Labor Center at UC Merced


Paul Brown (UC Merced)                    Ana Padilla (UC Merced)                            

Christy Getz (UC Berkeley)                 Joel Diringer (Diringer and Associates)

Ron Strochlic (UC ANR)                      Nimrat Sandhu (UC Merced)           

Noe Paramo (CRLA Foundation)  



Funding and support for the conference are provided by the California Department of Public Health, and the California Endowment.