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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Title: Professor
Department: Public Health

Current Project(s):

  • She is principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the largest state health survey in the United States, where she led the first CHIS efforts on the measurement of race/ethnicity, acculturation, physician-patient communication and discrimination.

Available Publications/Books:

  • Mays, V. M., Ponce, N. A., Washington, D. L., & Cochran, S. D. (2003). Classification of race and ethnicity: implications for public health. Annual review of public health, 24(1), 83-110.
  • Ponce, N. A., Hays, R. D., & Cunningham, W. E. (2006). Linguistic disparities in health care access and health status among older adults. Journal of general internal medicine, 21(7), 786-791.

Tagged: Public Health