Luis Chavez, MPH

Ph.D. Student - Social and Behavioral Health
Luis Chavez


My primary research interest is investigating mental health disparities that exist in underserved populations, specifically the Latinx population, with a focus on looking at how these disparities can be addressed in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner. I am also interested in health disparities underserved populations may experience relating to mental health, such as stress, safety, and access to care.


(Anticipated) 2025, Ph.D. in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Health Specialization
Faculty mentor: Paul Devereux


  • Nevada Drive Grant
  • NSF GAINS Scholar


  • Chavez, L., Malik, N., Harding, K., & Kapella-Mshigeni, S. (2022). ARE SCHOOL LUNCHES CONTRIBUTING TO THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC AMONG CHILDREN?. Oral presentation presented at: The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2022 Digital Annual Conference; 2020 Mar 24; held virtually.