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Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine Population and Public Health, University of California, Riverside

Ann Cheney, PhD, is faculty in the Department of Social Medicine Population and Public Health at the University of California riverside School of Medicine. She is a medical anthropologist with research experience in health services research and conducts community based participatory research. Her work addresses health disparities in underserved populations and she uses community based participatory methods to empower grassroots leaders to use research as a vehicle to activate communities and change narratives of health and wellbeing. Dr. Cheney’s current work focuses on the impact of structural in health with a focus on Latinos in rural communities. She is the director of HABLAMoS (Hispanic and Bilingual Longitudinal Ambulatory Medical Studies), a 4-year program for medical students that focuses on Spanish language acquisition and studies in cultural and structural competence. Dr. Cheney is faculty supervisor of the Global Health at Home group and oversees the Coachella Valley Free Clinics.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Communities, University of California, Riverside