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UC Merced Farmworker Health Research Conference

UC Merced Farmworker Health Research Conference

Acknowledgement to all participants that the presentation and discussions are being recorded and will be reused on the Community and Labor Center's YouTube channel for 2 months.






Friday, April 9, 2021

10:00 am – 3:45 pm (PST)


The conference will be virtual. Sign up for the UC Merced Farmworker Health Research Conference here


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)  



Please submit your abstract here by March 5, 2021 at 5pm (PST). Please submit an abstract highlighting major points of your research. The suggested abstract format should include: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Policy Implications. 

We encourage paper submissions (350 word limit) that examine farmworker health and the social determinants

of health. Submissions may focus on any of the following areas:

  • Workplace injuries, health and safety (e.g. COVID-19)
  • Environmental hazards
  • Health access and utilization
  • Food access and community health
  • Reproductive health/women’s health
  • Mental health
  • Traditional medicine

Abstracts will be due March 5, 2021 at 5pm (PST). If you have any questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or send an email with "FHRC" in the subject line to Krystal Cortez at



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