search facebook twitter instagram phone envelope fax external

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.


Al Castro, MS, BSW-Program Director

Shary Perez Torres, MPH-Health Research Program Coordinator/Research Ambassador


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