Tania Pacheco-Werner, Ph.D.
Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner is a research scientist at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State. She is a medical sociologist by training and received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Francisco. Her areas of research include policy analysis, neighborhood health, maternal and child health, and methodology. Her latest work “Unequal Neighborhoods: Fresno” uses historical, census, environmental, and health surveillance data to demonstrate how neighborhoods are a sum of policies and exceptions to policies that shape health outcomes. Dr. Pacheco-Werner is also currently conducting a longitudinal study on the role of stress and resilience among Latina pregnant women. In addition, she is a consultant for nationally recognized VISIONS Inc., providing professional development training in multicultural settings. She lives with her husband and son in Sanger, California.