Miguel Pinedo Bañuelos, Ph.D., MPH
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego - Public Health
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego
B.S. in Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Miguel Pinedo is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and an Associate Scientist with the Alcohol Research Group, a NIAAA-funded national research center. He previously earned his PhD in Public Health from the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on better understanding the intersection between migration and health as it relates to alcohol and drug problems and HIV risk among Latino populations. Dr. Pinedo’s research has primarily focused on vulnerable Latinos living on both sides of the US-Mexico border, a high-risk environment for HIV and substance abuse. His dissertation research investigated social and structural factors associated with deportation that increase risk to HIV among deported Mexican migrants who inject drugs post-deportation. Dr. Pinedo’s work expands the focus from individual-level factors that influences health outcomes and underscores the importance of migration-related factors in shaping risk behaviors among Latinos.