Emilio Esquivel, MS
- Predoctoral Research Fellow, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Areas of Interest
- Improving access to integrative medicine to increase health equity
- Biopsychosocial aspects of pain and pain management
Experience and Current Work
Emilio’s current research interests involve developing strategies to improve access to integrative medicine for underserved populations. His research at the UC Berkeley - UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program in 2018 assessed the implementation and structure of acupuncture services at a community health center serving primarily disadvantaged populations. Emilio continues to work on research involving acupuncture and health equity as a TRIM research fellow, working with Dr. Maria Chao.
Prior to the Joint Medical Program, Emilio’s interests in human biology took him on a journey through academic basic science research in nutrition, xenotransplantation, and leukemia. An appreciation for the micro systems of the body led to a greater appreciation for the macro systems that affect us, such as social environments and structure inequalities.
Education and Training
- MD Candidate, UC Berkeley - UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program
- MS, Health and Medical Sciences, UC Berkeley - UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program
- BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley