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News & Events: September 2017

We have an exciting fall ahead at the Center for Poverty Research.  Check out our newsletter for information about our conference on the U.S. Safety Net, to be held November 17th, and our upcoming seminars.

We also share a summary of this past summer’s undergraduate research program for minority students and highlight faculty associate Dr. Michelle Ko. More information about all of our activities is available on our website.  Take a look!

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Upcoming Events

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Center News

Students from the Third Cohort of UCD-SPREE Conclude an Intensive Summer Research Program on Poverty and Inequality

September 14, 2017

DAVIS, Calif –

In August eight students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) concluded a seven-week, intensive research program through the University of California, Davis Summer Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE). Under the auspices of the program, UCD faculty provide mentorship and guidance to a select group of students to conduct research and prepare for the rigors of doctoral programs.

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Meet Our Researchers


Michelle Ko
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Ko looks at how policy, healthcare, and our social structure are interconnected,  and their impacts on disadvantaged communities. She has conducted research on a variety of topics, including the healthcare safety net, Medicaid, long-term care, access to healthcare for minority populations, diversity in medical education, and the healthcare workforce.