Meredith Van Natta is a doctoral candidate in medical sociology at the University of California, San Francisco. She explores how uncertainty around health and immigration policy shapes the health decisions of immigrants living in the U.S.
After completing a master’s degree at UC Berkeley, Meredith worked as a case manager and planning and evaluation specialist at Operation Access, a non-profit that provides donated surgical and specialty care to low-income, uninsured Bay Area residents. This work drew her to the sociology program at UCSF, where she continues to explore the intersecting impacts of health and immigration policies. While at UCSF, Meredith has also been a research assistant for the HEALSS study examining health literacy in complex care management programs in the safety net. She can be contacted at Meredith.VanNatta@ucsf.edu