Victoria Ojeda, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.P.H. University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Brandeis University
Victoria D. Ojeda, Assistant Professor, has focused for more than ten years, on the health of underserved and vulnerable populations, including immigrants, Latinos, women and children. She has published on health services issues including access to health insurance coverage, utilization of health and mental health services, and the financing of health care. Prior research also includes international collaborations with investigators in Mexico and the Netherlands. Dr. Ojeda’s current research focuses on substance use, HIV/AIDS, and mental health comorbidities, with a focus on migrant populations, including injection drug users and female sex workers in Mexico. In addition, Dr. Ojeda also teaches in the UCSD-SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Global Public Health.
Dr. Ojeda holds a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Brandeis University and she obtained her MPH and PhD in Community Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at UCLA. Dr. Ojeda completed a NIMH Post-doctoral fellowship in Mental Health Policy at the Department of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School.
Ojeda VD, Frank RG, McGuire TG, Gilmer TP. (2009) Mental illness, nativity, gender and labor supply. Health Econ. Apr 15. PMID: 19370696.
Deiss R, Garfein RS, Lozada R, Burgos JL, Brouwer KC, Moser KS, Zuniga ML, Rodwell TC, Ojeda VD, Strathdee SA.(2009) Influences of Cross-Border Mobility on Tuberculosis Diagnoses and Treatment Interruption Among Injection Drug Users in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Public Health.Jun 18. PMID: 19542040.
Loza O, Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Staines H, Ojeda VD, Martinez GA, Amaro H, Patterson TL for Proyecto Mujer Segura.(2010). Correlates of Early versus Later Initiation into Sex Work in Two Mexico–U.S. Border Cities. J Adolesc Health.Jan;46(1):37-44. Epub 2009 Aug 3. PMID: 20123256
Ojeda VD, Strathdee SA.(2010. Book Review: "Sex Work and the City: The Social Geography of Health and Safety in Tijuana, Mexico" (by Yasmina Katsulis) Glob Public Health. Feb 8:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20146132.