Brandon Azevedo, M.P.H., is currently a Senior Health Policy Analyst at the Weitzman Institute. Over the past eight years, he has worked in a variety of areas, including policy, advocacy, grant management, and clinic and community-based program planning. Most recently, he worked as a Legislative Aide for Oakland, California Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan, on the Government Affairs team at Kaiser Permanente, and at La Clínica de La Raza as a Health Program Planner. He also worked on federal-level policy and advocacy efforts in the Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis at the National Institutes of Health and as a Government Affairs Assistant at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley.

Authored by Brandon Azevedo, M.P.H

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Conducting Health Equity Research During COVID: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Health Literacy

This third post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights research-related challenges and opportunities in working with community-based organizations and local government agencies.
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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19

In its latest policy brief entitled “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19,” the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, examines how the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 will result in an increase in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), especially in our most vulnerable populations, and highlights potential public health responses needed to effectively address ACEs in our communities.
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Through Their Eyes: Examining Youth Homelessness with Photovoice

The support of the Aetna Foundation for the “Addressing the Health and Health-Related Social Needs of Homeless Youth” project gave the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, the unique opportunity to collaborate with young people experiencing housing insecurity during COVID to examine the web of factors contributing to homelessness in New Britain, Connecticut, through photovoice, a community based participatory research approach that uses photography and storytelling.