Dr. Chandra Ford
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Fielding School of Public Health
Dr. Chandra Ford is professor of community health sciences and founding director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a lead editor of Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional. Most of her research falls into two broad areas: empirical research examining the relationship between specific forms of racism and disparities in HIV testing, care, and prognoses; and conceptual and methodological work to improve the tools available for studying racism as a public health issue. She also examines health disparities and intimate partner violence among LGBT populations. Dr. Ford earned a doctorate in health behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.