Current Studies

Building an Academic-Community Partnership to Advance Telehealth Implementation for Low-Income Californians in Response to COVID-19

In collaboration with Dr. Hector Rodriguez (UC Berkeley) and Dr. Lorena Garcia (UC Davis)

Funded by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Global Food Initiative Campus Collaborative (UC Merced)

In collaboration with Dr. Karina Díaz Rios

Funded by the UC Global Food Initiative

Examining State Obesity Prevention and Reduction Policies in California

Funded by the UC Merced Senate Committee on Research

UC Merced Nicotine & Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC)

Website: https://ncpc.ucmerced.edu/

Director: Dr. Anna Song

Dr. Payán and members of the CHIP Lab are also currently contributing to the following studies:

Health and Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Latino Immigrant Families in Rural California (PI: Dr. Maria-Elena Young)

Mexico Nutrition Labeling Policy Study (PI: Dr. Susana Ramírez)