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Chandra Ford, PhD

Core Scientist, Policy Impact Core


Chandra Ford, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS prevention and care; HIV testing among older adults; the social determinants of health/social epidemiology; conceptualizing and measuring racism, race and ethnicity; Public Health Critical Race Praxis (PHCRP)/Critical Race Theory; and  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health disparities. Dr. Ford earned her Ph.D. from the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina and the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University, where she was a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Kellogg Health Scholar. Ford has received several competitive awards. She currently is a Kaiser Permanente Chris Burch Leadership Awardee.

Contact: clford@ucla.edu