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Brent A. Langellier, PhD, MA

Brent Langellier

Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy
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BA, Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies, University of Arizona; MA, Latin American Studies and PhD, Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Langellier conducts research to understand and address the mechanisms that produce health disparities, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities and the poor. He conducts observational research using a variety of primary and secondary data sources, as well as multilevel intervention research in minority communities. Currently, Dr. Langellier uses complex systems methodologies (e.g., agent-based simulation models) to disentangle complex systems of factors that interact to produce health and health care disparities.

Research Interests

  • Health and health care disparities
  • Latino health
  • Complex systems
  • Quantitative methods
  • GIS


Langellier BA, Chen J, Vargas-­‐Bustamante A, Inkelas M, Ortega AN. Understanding health care access and utilization disparities among Latino children in the United States. Journal of Child Health Care. Published online ahead of print.

Valdez L, Langellier BA. Racial/Ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in mental health in Arizona. Frontiers in Public Health. 2015 Jul. Available online at:

Langellier BA, Glik D, Ortega AN, Prelip M. Trends in racial/ethnic disparities in overweight self-­‐ perception among U.S. adults, 1988-­‐1994 and 1999-­‐2008. Public Health Nutrition. 2015 Jul. 18(12) 2115-­‐2125.

Sharif MZ, Garza JR , Langellier BA, Kuo AA , Glik DC,  Prelip ML, Ortega AN. Mobilizing young people in community efforts to improve the food environment: corner store conversions in East Los Angeles. Public Health Reports. 2015 Jul-­‐Aug; 130, 406-­‐415.

Chaparro MP, Langellier BA, Wang MC, Whaley SE. Effects of Parental Nativity and Length of Stay in the US on Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among WIC-­‐Enrolled Preschool-­‐Aged Children. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2015 Apr; 17(2) 333-­‐338.

Langellier BA. Social gradients in food expenditures and prepared food consumption among Mexican adults. Salud Pública de México. 2015 Jan; 57(1), 4-­‐13.

Ortega AN, Albert SL, Sharif MZ, Langellier BA, Garcia RE, Glik DC, Brookmeyer R, Chan-­‐Golston A, Friedlander S, Prelip ML. Proyecto MercadoFRESCO: A Multi-­‐level, Community-­‐engaged Corner Store Intervention in East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Apr; 40(2), 347-­‐356.

Sharif MZ, Rizzo S, Prelip ML, Glik D, Belin TR, Langellier BA, Kuo A, Garza JR, Ortega AN. The Association between Nutrition Facts Label Utilization and Comprehension among Latinos in Two East Los Angeles Neighborhoods. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015 Dec; 114 (12), 1915-­‐1922.

Langellier BA, Guernsey de Zapien J, Rosales C, Ingram M, Carvajal SC. State Medicaid expansion, community interventions, and health care disparities in a United States-­‐Mexico border community. American Journal of Public Health. 2014 Aug; 104(8): e94-­‐e100.

Langellier BA, Brookmeyer R, Wang MC, Glik D. Language use affects food behaviors and food values among Mexican-­‐origin adults in the U.S. Public Health Nutrition. Published online ahead of print.