Funded Pilot Projects

In our first grant cycle, we received 23 applications from researchers in a variety of academic institutions and non-profit organizations. We funded eight projects.

2023-2024 Award Recipients:

Heather Amato, PhD, MPH
University of California, Berkeley
Zoonotic pathogens and antibiotic resistance near concentrated animal feeding operations and among dairy farmworkers and community members in California’s Central Valley

Sheiphali Gandhi, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Understanding Pulmonary Fibrosis Through Complex Occupational Exposure Assessments

Ashley Membere, PhD
California State University, Dominguez Hills
An Investigation of Factors Driving Health Disparities for Marginalized Workers in California

Serena Rice
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Trade Union Staff Health and Well-Being: A Mixed Methods Study

Nicholas Smith, PhD
Portland State University
Assessing the Implications of State-Level Overtime Pay Legislation among Latine Agricultural Workers

Sarah Beth Stein
University of California, Los Angeles
Workplace violence in food services: Workers’ compensation and lived experience

Lina Stepick, PhD
The Union Effect for Direct Care Worker Health and Well-Being

Marley Zalay, MPH
University of California, Berkeley
Assessment of Diesel Exhaust Exposures and Work-Related Stress among Farmworkers using Off-Road Diesel Equipment