Project Title/Research Interests: Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Gentrification

Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP

Linda Tran has a 2002 bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley and a 2009 MPA from UCLA, during which she conducted an applied policy project for First 5 Los Angeles.  She has worked as a research associate at Harder+Company Community Research, engaging stakeholders and supporting program planning and evaluations for community organizations working in health and education. For example, she served as the evaluation liaison for LA County Department of Mental Health’s Community-Designed Integrated Service Management Model (ISM) which implements components defined by ethnic communities to provide a holistic model of care. Ms. Tran has been affiliated with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center since 2011 and has used her GIS skills to help the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) map medically underserved AAPI communities. Ms. Tran hopes to become a leader in community-based health disparities research that focus on disenfranchised groups such as Asian-American immigrants and LGBT communities of color.