Research Staff Alum

Volunteer Research Assistants

April Azusada |

April Azusada​ received her B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in Spring 2019. She also currently works as a behavioral therapist and has assisted in research for UC Berkeley revolving around the study of lack of father engagement and its effect within the social welfare system. April also has abroad research experience from Prague, Czech Republic as she interned abroad in Summer 2018 for clinical research with a focus in pharmaceuticals. Within the Digital Health and Equity Lab she assisted in every day to day research activities such as administrative work, data management, and on-boarding participants.

Lizbeth Ortiz-Pivaral | sends e-mail)

Lizbeth Ortiz-Pivaral is a fourth-year undergraduate Public Health major at UC Berkele. Lizbeth has a genuine interest in improving the health outcomes of Latino communities worldwide. Being the child of Central American immigrants from Guatemala and El Salvador, she wants to expand the mental-health resources available to low-income Latino communities, including individuals facing the additional challenges of having chronic illness (i.e. diabetes). As a research assistant, Lizbeth aided with data management and in patient recruitment. 

Alexander Chavarria | sends e-mail)

Alexander Chavarria received his B.A. in History with an emphasis in Latin American History and his Minor in Latino Studies from SFSU in Fall 2016.Alexander’s interest in Psychology stemmed as a result of working with Latino migrants who suffered from migration-related health issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes. Alexander’s experience ultimately shaped his desire to one day become a Mental Health Counselor to work with Latino populations. As a Research Assistant, Alexander assisted with the logistics of the DIAMANTE Study in an effort to expose himself to current research that can benefit his future work as a Mental Health Counselor. Alexander is currently a first-year MSW student at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare.