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William D. Lopez

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William D. Lopez

clinical assistant professor, U-M School of Public Health; faculty associate, U-M Department of Latino/a Studies

William D. Lopez is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and faculty associate in the Department of Latina/o Studies. His research and teaching center on racial health inequities, especially those experienced by Latinx immigrant communities in the Midwest and rural United States. As a mixed-methodologist, Lopez has used health surveys, participant observation, and semi-structured and narrative interview techniques to consider the ripple effects of policies on the individuals, families, and communities that are subjected to them. His award-winning book, “Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid,” documents the strain that deportation places on mixed-status families and communities in the Midwest.

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