Aresha Martinez-Cardoso


Aresha Martinez-Cardoso is an interdisciplinary public health researcher who studies the biosocial mechanisms by which racial inequities shape population health and health disparities. The majority of her work focuses on how race, migration, and class intersect to shape the the health of US-born and immigrant Latinxs across the lifecourse. In recent work, Martinez-Cardoso has examined the effects of immigration raids and anti-immigration policies on adverse birth outcomes, novel biomarkers of stress and aging, and trajectories of cardiovascular health among Mexican migrants in the United States. 


PhD (Health Behavior and Health Education), 2018, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
MS (Community Health Sciences), 2013, University of California Los Angeles
BA (Latin AMerican Studies), 2010, University of California Los Angeles 


Novak, Nicole L., Arline T. Geronimus, and Aresha M. Martinez-Cardoso. "Change in birth outcomes among infants born to Latina mothers after a major immigration raid." International journal of epidemiology 46.3 (2017): 839-849.

Block, M. A. G., Bustamante, A. V., de la Sierra, L. A., & Cardoso, A. M. (2014). Redressing the limitations of the Affordable Care Act for Mexican immigrants through bi-national health insurance: a willingness to pay study in Los Angeles. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 16(2), 179-188.