Espinoza-Kulick’s research focuses on health policy, immigration, race, ethnicity, and social movements. Espinoza-Kulick’s intersectional identity as Queer, Chicanx and Indigenous informs a research agenda that bridges medical sociology with grassroots organizing. Espinoza-Kulick’s overarching themes in writings include advocacy strategies that transform health policy, promoting equity, and the effects of unequal healthcare access on the well-being of Latinx immigrants. Espinoza-Kulick serves on the Boards for Corazón del Pueblo and Access Support Network. Espinoza-Kulick consults students and local community groups on health services and policy advocacy.
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Tells the history of the Marijuana Policy Project, focusing on how issues of race and health shaped their formation and ongoing advocacy work.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the existing research on "ethnic enclaves," which has been deployed to understand concentrated areas of residential segregation and minority business ownership.
Describes the formation of a HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, and prevention program that was piloted at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The findings demonstrate how to create an effective community-based program, and the "Know Your Status" event has been adopted annually
Describes the crisis of health facing Latinx immigrant communities on California's Central Coast, highlighting major concerns for policymakers and community stakeholders.
Analyzes interviews from the ACT UP Oral History project. Demonstrates how organizers in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic used creative, confrontational strategies in order to raise awareness and gain resources for people living with HIV/AIDS.