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Evan ​vanDommelen-Gonzalez, DrPH, MPH

Interdisciplinary Program Faculty Lead and Academic Director, Online MPH Program
  • Core faculty, DrPH Program
Phone: (510) 664-4072
Available for advising
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way West #5302
Berkeley, California 94720


Evan vanDommelen-Gonzalez has more than 20 years of professional experience in bilingual (Spanish/English) community health research, outreach and education. She has developed funding proposals and coordinated field efforts for community research projects in New York and San Francisco for studies involving young people and women in the areas of adolescent pregnancy and sexual health, partnership dynamics, social networks, and place-based health. She has developed, piloted, and evaluated adolescent health curricula for clinics, schools, and community centers. Her community research experience centers on participatory, mixed-methods, and strengths-based approaches to multilevel adolescent health interventions with a focus on undocumented and gang-involved youth in San Francisco and Salinas as well as qualitative research projects to assess the impact of workload changes on janitor health and the chemical exposures women working in the cleaning industry face in California. In addition to working with schools and community agencies, she has been part of research teams with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, UC San Francisco, RTI International, and the Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley. She integrates her research and public practice experience into teaching and advising as a Faculty Lead for the Interdisciplinary Program and Academic Director for the Online MPH and as Core Faculty for the DrPH program at Berkeley Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Community organizing and participatory research approaches
  • Place, health, and social networks
  • Mixed methods research
  • Intersection of young adult health and social environments
  • Immigrant community health and worker justice


  • DrPH – University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH – Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • BA – Barnard College, Columbia University


Courses Taught

    • W200G
    • Health and Social Behavior
    • W289
    • Interdisciplinary Seminar
    • Spring | PH293
    • First-year DrPH Semina