IFTF Research Manager Nathalie Lopez manages a diverse portfolio of health and social research projects. As part of her work, she examines social patterns and gathers insights from personal and group interviews to inform futures thinking. Before joining IFTF, Nathalie worked for Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a grassroots organization focused on building community power for social and economic justice. Prior to that, she worked as a project coordinator at the David Geffen Medical School at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), supporting federally funded projects involving trauma-informed care and the juvenile justice system. Nathalie holds a Master of Public Health in Health and Social Behavior from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Human Biology and Society from UCLA.
health equity; social determinants of health; community-led research; qualitative research methods; social behavior