Ángela Gutiérrez is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California (USC) Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on improving health and quality of life among vulnerable populations. Dr. Gutiérrez completed her doctoral training in Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She also has formal training in Public Health Policy, Sociology, and Education.
In her research, Dr. Gutiérrez has pursued three lines of inquiry: (1) risk and resilience among older Latinos and other racial and ethnic minorities with chronic health conditions; (2) community-based and culturally informed research, including CBPR, among underserved communities; and (3) workforce diversity in health-related sectors. Currently, Dr. Gutiérrez is seeks to integrate health disparities, aging, and community-based research to study recruitment science in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).