Lidyvez Mejia

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Research Assistant, Drexel University College of Medicine
Email: Lidyvez.Mejia@drexelmed.edu

Public Health Interests:

Population health, trauma-informed care, under-served populations/poverty, social justice and equity, prisoner reentry and recidivism

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

I co-facilitates and assist in the management of the Philadelphia UjimaTM Coalition program in the Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research, Drexel University College of Medicine.  My current role involves health promotion for diverse populations and communities, program evaluation and planning, data analysis, as well as organizational policy development to assist with the program’s sustainability.  Since 2014, I have been actively involved in research projects promoting social justice, non-violence, reentry for former prisoners and their effect on trauma. I work closely with US Attorney’s Office and MING Film Company, developing, promoting, & presenting documentaries on these issues, nationally.

Select Publications:

Mejia, L. Pull of Gravity: A media review article focusing on social and environmental effects of recidivism. In press.2016