USC Master of Public Health Online Faculty Spotlight Webinar: Hot Topics in Public Health - “Native American Culture and Health”

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This is a past event.

Online Webinar

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at noon PT.  We will have the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Claradina Soto, Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, about her latest research.

“Native American Culture and Health”

By attending you will:

  • Receive information about public health focus areas in Native American communities
  • Learn about Native American history, culture, current status and shared trauma
  • Become aware of strategies to work with and communicate with Tribal communities
  • Understand how Native American communities are negatively affected by environmental injustices
  • Learn more about the USC MPH Online program


Dr. Claradina Soto

Dr. Claradina Soto (Navajo/Jemez Pueblo) is a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine in the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research. She received her BA from the University of California Santa Cruz, and her MPH and PhD from the USC Keck School of Medicine. With over 20 years working with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in public health, she has projects collaborating with urban and Tribal communities in CA to reduce and prevent mental health disparities, commercial tobacco use, and substance use disorders. She collaborates on several research projects funded by NIH/FDA, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), Department of Health Care Services, California Tobacco Control Programs and the Office of Health Equity. She teaches courses in the Master of Public Health and Health Promotion programs at USC and mentors undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Soto is a longtime advocate for the AI/AN communities and other priority populations to advance health equity and reduce health disparities.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


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Preventive Medicine


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