Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Christina Miyawaki

Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Social Work PhD 2014

Christina is a PhD student in the School of Social Work. Her research interests include racial and ethnic health disparities among older adults, and mental health and cultural issues among immigrant caregivers of older adults pertinent to migration. She worked under the supervision of CSDE affiliate Dr. David Takeuchi, and currently with Drs. Gunnar Almgren and Diane Morrison, on a project assessing the effects of social isolation on mental and physical health of older Americans across race and ethnicity. Christina received an MA from San Francisco State University and Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, both with a concentration in Gerontology.