Advocacy and Impact

I have provided expert testimony describing evictions as a structural determinant of health before the following legislative bodies:

I have participated in expert panels highlighting the health rationale for California AB15 and 16 (extending eviction moratoriums and providing rent relief) and AB 1436 (COVID-19 eviction prevention and housing stability).

My research on eviction moratoriums and COVID-19 incidence and mortality was frequently cited in policy documents to establish the public health rationale for eviction moratoriums during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

Research on the public health impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was also cited in an amicus curiae brief for a U.S. Supreme Court DACA case (Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California).