The goal for the HDR@UCR newsletter is to share more information about the community and university members’ research, as well as provide an opportunity for us to begin new conversations and collaborations with feedback from our partners. In each newsletter, you will find a few key components; a message from the directors, COVID-19 updates, partner/affiliate accomplishments, upcoming events, interviews with community leaders in our C-C (Connecting with Community) section, and relevant opportunities for collaboration and funding.

We hope that each newsletter will provide meaningful information and knowledge that will not only inform our communities of the work that is being done at the Center but rather help to make that next step towards health equity and justice.


Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletters, including all the updates and new opportunities to collaborate in the HDR@UCR community by emailing Selina Hernandez to opt in at

April 2024:

Our newsletter this month covers the 2024 Symposium, the Community Engagement and Dissemination Core's Community Engagement Studio, a recap of the administrative and research cores, promotes the Healthy Disruptions podcast, and spotlights the community. 

October  21:

For this month's CC section, we connected with artists Mark Todd and Esther Watson, professors at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. During the interview they share their work as illustrators and some of the amazing collaborations they've participated on through their classes. Read the full story in our newsletter. 

June 21:

This month in our "C-C, Connecting with Community" section, we had the pleasure to meet with both Sherri Salgado, President of the Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (RSBCIHI) Board of Directors, and Dr. Juliet McMullin, Interim Dean for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and co-director of HDR@UCR. Click here to access the newsletter.   

December 21:

This month in our "C-C, Connecting with Community" section, we had the amazing opportunity to connect with Maria G. Martinez, an Early Care and Education Programs (ECEP) Specialist for the Imperial County Early Head Start/Head Start Program and Dr. Tanya Nieri, Professor of Sociology at UC Riverside, and affiliate of the Center for Health Disparities Research, UCR School of Medicine. Click here to access the newsletter. 

November 20:

This month in our "C-C, Connecting with Community" section, we had the pleasure to meet with both Tanya Humphrey LCSW, a community activist and researcher in the Inland Empire and Dr. Yolanda Moses, Co-lead of the Recruitment Core and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity. Click here to access the newsletter.                                                 

August 20:

This month in our “C-C, Connecting with Community” section, we feature the work from our Childhood Asthma Project. We are sharing conversations with Maria Pozar, our community researcher, and her work with Dr. Ann Cheney and Dr. David Lo, the PI for the Childhood Asthma Project. Read the full story in our newsletter.