Dr. Manisha Salinas

  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • Dr. P.H., Public Health (Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences), Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Hawaii

Contact Information

Email: manisha.salinas@sonoma.edu
Voicemail: 707.664.2561
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084

Areas of Expertise:

Community Health Development, Social Disparities in Health, Minority Health / Cultural Competency

Academic Interests:

Manisha has training in health promotion and community health, as well as a background in medical sociology, which has provided significant experience in understanding social issues in health. Her current research draws from a socio-ecological perspective by examining social determinants contributing to unequal access to care, and how this may affect individual and community health outcomes for underrepresented groups. By emphasizing multilevel factors influencing health, she aims to improve population health through understanding social and economic barriers to having a positive health status through culturally appropriate practices.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 421: Sociology of Public Health

Selected Presentations and Publications:

  • Dixon, L., Salinas, M., & Marques, L. (2016). Advances and challenges in conducting research with diverse and vulnerable populations in a healthcare setting. In Parekh, R. (Ed.),Stigma and prejudice: Touchstones in understanding diversity in healthcare. New York: Springer.
  • Towne SD Jr, Probst JC, Smith Ml, Salinas M, Ory MG. (2016). Rural Health and Aging: Global Perspectives on the Burden of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. In N. Pachana, ed. Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.