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Community Health & Research Department

Community Health & Research Department

The UCC Health Research Department conducts health-related community research and activities from multidisciplinary fields of scientific investigation that study how social determinants of health affect the health and well-being of Latino individuals and the Latino community of the greater Milwaukee area.

Our aim is to facilitate evidence-based research and related activities to help UCC, other community providers, health providers, and policy makers to support healthier individuals and families, and a healthier, well-informed Latino Community.

We do this work in collaboration with academic researchers from local and state universities and colleges, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Carroll University, as well as with other local community organizations with similar programs and interests.

If you are a health researcher, community service organization, or other group, and would like to explore possible research opportunities of interest, please contact our program staff below.




  • The CCHE connects partners from the state’s rural, urban, and tribal communities with university faculty, staff, and students to advance long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships in teaching, research, and service initiatives to improve health equity in underserved communities of Wisconsin. Learn more
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Meet the CCHE Staff

Medical College of Wisconsin

UW Milwaukee

Carroll University

Marquette University

Sixteenth Street Clinic

UCC Health Research Department STAFF

Al Castro, MS, BSW-Program Director
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Shary Perez Torres, MPH-Health Research Program Coordinator/Research Ambassador
Email Shary Perez


Al Castro, MS, BSW-Program Director
(414) 649-2839
Health Research Department
United Community Center
1028 S. 9th Street, Milwaukee WI 53204

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