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Héctor E. Alcalá Assistant Professor Department of Family Population and Preventative Medicine Program in Public Health Renaissance School of Medicine


Héctor E. Alcalá’s research focuses on a few areas: 1) Understanding health disparities, particularly around race, ethnicity, religion, nativity and generation; 2) Examining the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on cancer, cancer screening and utilization of health care; 3) Use of tobacco products; 4) The impact of discrimination on health and utilization of health care.  


  • Bachelor's: Psychology and Political Science from UCLA
  • Master’s: MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA
  • Ph.D: Public Health from UCLA