Andrea N. Polonijo

Andrea N. Polonijo, PhD, MPH, is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Medicine, Population, & Public Health at the University of California, Riverside. 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. In 2021, Dr. Polonijo will join the University of California, Merced as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.


  • 2019–present
    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside


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