Dr. William D. Lopez is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. William received his PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. He uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the effects of immigration policy on Latino mixed-status communities, specifically considering the health effects of immigration raids. Many of these communities are simultaneously experiencing other social stressors, including poverty, racism, and lack of educational access. His current research focuses on improving access to health care resources among mixed-status communities in an era of increasing immigration law enforcement. He is working on a book project based on the interviews of community members involved in a collaborative immigration raid.
B.A. University of Notre Dame; M.P.H. University of Texas, Houston; Ph.D. University of Michigan