Meredith Minkler DrPH

Professor in the Graduate Group / Professor Emerita
Research Interests: 
  • Community-based participatory research as a strategy for healthy public policy
  • Community and policy approaches to healthy retail for tobacco control and decreasing food insecurity
  • Policy and other structural barriers to decreasing recidivism
  • Improving prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases through enhanced community involvement 
  • Critical perspectives on aging and health
Selected Publications: 

Selected Books  

Minkler, M. (2012) Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and  Welfare (3rd edition). Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Minkler, M and Wallerstein, N. (2008) Community Based Participatory Research for health: From Processes to Outcomes  (2nd edition). San Francisco, CA.: Jossey-Bass.

Minkler, M. and C. Estes. (1998) Critical Gerontology: Perspectives from Political and Moral Economy. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, 1998.

Minkler, M and Roe, KM. (1993) Grandmothers as Caregivers:  Raising the children of the Crack Cocaine Epidemic. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles  

Chopel, A, Minkler, M, Nuru-Jeter, A and Dunbar, M (in press). Social determinants of late stage HIV Diagnosis and its distributions among African Americans and Latinos: A critical literature review.  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

Flood, J, Minkler, M, Estrada, J,  Hennessey-Lavery, S and Falbe, J.  (2015). Healthy Retail as a strategy for tobacco control and food Justice:  A case study of Collective Impact. Health Education and Behavior. 1090198115577372.

Marais, F, Minkler, M, Gibson, N, Mwau, B, Mehtar, S, Ogunsola, F, Banya, SS, and Corburn, J. (2015). A community-engaged infection prevention and control approach to Ebola  Health Promotion International doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav003

Cacari-Stone, L., Wallerstein, N., Garcia, A. P., & Minkler, M. (2014). The Promise of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Equity: A Conceptual Model for Bridging Evidence With Policy. American Journal of Public Health, 104(9), 1615–1623. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.301961

Malinowski, B., Minkler, M., & Stock, L. (2015). Labor Unions: A Public Health Institution. American Journal of Public Health, 105(2), 261-271.

Minkler, M., Salvatore, A. L., Chang, C., Gaydos, M., San Liu, S., Lee, P. T., Bhatia, R. and Krause, N. (2014). Wage Theft as a Neglected Public Health Problem: An Overview and Case Study From San Francisco’s Chinatown District. American Journal of Public Health, 104(6), 1010-1020.

Udoh, I, Minkler, M, Dillard Smith, C, Chopel, A, Walton, S et al. (2013). Developing and using a partnership covenant to guide a study of late stage HIV diagnosis. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: research, education, and action, 7(4), 403-411.

Fuller Thomson, E, Nuru-Jeter, A, Richardson, D, Raza, F  and  Minkler, M (2013). The Hispanic Paradox and Older Adults’ Disabilities: Is There a Healthy Migrant Effect?   International J of Environmental Research in Public Health ISSN 1660-4601  www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph

Garcia, A.P., Cardenas, Z., Porter, C., Grills, C. & M. Minkler (2013). Engaging homeless youth in Community-based participatory research: A case study from Skid Row, Los Angeles. Health Promotion & Practice. 15(1), 18-27, 6(1), 17-26.

Wallerstein, N,  Mendes, R, Minkler, M and Akermanm M. (2011). Reclaiming the social in community movements:  perspectives from America and Brasil/South America:  25 Years after Ottawa. Health Promotion International  26(S2): 11226-ii236.

Prata, N., Ejembi, C., Fraser, A., Shittu, O., & Minkler, M. (2012). Community mobilization to reduce postpartum hemorrhage in home births in northern Nigeria. Social Science & Medicine, 74(8), 1288-1296.

Chibber, KS, Krishnan, S and Minkler, M. (2011). Physician practices in response to intimate partner violence in southern India: insights from a qualitative study. Women & Health. 51(2):168-85.

Gonzalez, P, Minkler, M, Gordon, M, Garcia, AP et al., (2011). Community-Based - Participatory Research and Policy Advocacy to Reduce Diesel Exposure in West Oakland, California. American Journal of Public Health. 101(S1): S166-175.

Minkler, M, Garcia, AP, Williams, J, LoPresti, T, Lilly, J. (2010). Si Se Puede: Using participatory research to promote environmental justice in a Latino community in San Diego, California. Journal of Urban Health. Sep; 87(5): 796-812.

Catalani, C and Minkler, M (2010). Photovoice: A review of the literature in health and public health. Health Education and Behavior 37(3): 424-451.

Minkler, M. (2010). Linking Science and Policy Through Community-Based Participatory Research to Eliminate Health Disparities. American Journal of Public Health 100 (Supplement 1): S81-87.

Fuller-Thomson, E., Yu, B., Nuru-Jeter, A., Guralnik, J.M., & Minkler, M. (2009). Basic ADL disability and functional limitation rates among older Americans from 2000-2005: The end of the decline? The Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Science. 64(12):1333-6.

Minkler, M, Brechwich,VA Tajik, M., and Petersen, D. (2008). Promoting Environmental Justice Through Community-Based Participatory Research: The Role of Community and Partnership Capacity. Health Education and Behavior 35(1): 119-137.

Wilson, N, Minkler, M, Dasho, S, et al. (2008). Getting to Social Action: The Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Project. Health Promotion Practice 9 (4).

Minkler, M., J. Hammel, C. Gill, S. Magasi, V. Breckwich Vásquez, M. Bristo, and D. Coleman. (2008). Community-Based Participatory Research in Disability and Long-Term Care Policy: A Case Study. Journal of Disability Policy Studies 19 (2): 114-126. 

Neuhauser, L, Richardson, D, MacKenzie, S and Minkler, M. (2007). Transdisciplinary and translational research practice: Issues and models of doctoral education in public health. Journal of Research Practice 3(2).  

Breckwich  VA, Lanza D, Hennessey-Lavery S, Facente S., Halpin, H, Minkler, M. (2007). Addressing food security through public policy action in a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership. Health Promotion Practice. 8(4): 342-349.

Minkler, M, Fuller-Thompson, E and Guralnik, J (2006). Gradient of Disability across the Socioeconomic Spectrum in the U.S. New England Journal of Medicine 355 (7): 43-51.

Profile Updated: April 7, 2016