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Prospective Graduate Students

Please review the UC Merced Public Health PhD Program website to learn more about the doctoral program. If you are interested in applying to the program and in working with Dr. Payán, please email her with a copy of a recent CV/resume (

Undergraduate (UC Merced) Students

Undergraduate students who are interested in becoming health policy research assistants should send their CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Payán via email ( Potential research assistants should be currently enrolled at UC Merced (sophomores, juniors, or seniors) and have successfully completed at least one public health course (B+ grade or higher).