Edward Vargas Postdoctoral Trainee - UW Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madison WI

Edward Vargas, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee

Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Room 4441
Madison, WI 53706

Edward Vargas obtained his Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. His research interests include the effects of poverty and inequality on the quality of life, focusing specifically on health, education, and social policy, and how these factors contribute to the well-being of vulnerable families. He also investigates the methodological issues involved in the quantitative study of race and ethnicity. Dr. Vargas is investigating how socio-political, familial, and personal contexts that make up the Latino/a experience affect their physical and mental health. In particular, he is examining the effects of immigration policy and deportations on health, health hardships on the well-being of Latino/a families.


Vargas ED, Winston NC, Garcia JA, Sanchez GR. 2016. Latina/o or Mexicana/o? The Relationship between Socially Assigned Race and Experiences with Discrimination. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 2332649215623789, first published on January 9, 2016 doi:10.1177/2332649215623789.

Vargas ED, Ybarra VD. In press. U.S. Citizen Children of Undocumented Parents: The Link Between State Immigration Policy and the Health of Latino Children. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi:10.1007/s10903-016-0463-6.

Vargas ED, Pirog MA. 2016. Mexican mixed-status families and WIC uptake: The effects of risk of deportation on program use. Social Science Quarterly. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12286.

Vargas ED, Sanchez GR, Juarez M. In press. Fear by Association: Perceptions of Anti-Immigrant Policy and Health Outcomes. Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law.