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Andrea N. Polonijo

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced

Andrea N. Polonijo, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. Trained in medical sociology and public health, she studies how social factors such as income, education, race-ethnicity, and sexual orientation influence health behaviors and health outcomes. Her current research focuses on social inequalities in vaccination in the United States and internationally.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced
  • 2019–2021
    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia


  • 2018 
    University of British Columbia, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Toronto, MPH