Raiza Beltrain
Office Address:
West Bank Office Building, Room 300
Mailing Address:

West Bank Office Building, 1300 S 2nd St
Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Raiza Beltran, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global HIV Prevention, University of California - Los Angeles, 2022
PhD, Social Work with a minor in Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 2020
MPH, Community Health Promotion, University of Minnesota, 2007
BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, 2000


I am an interdisciplinary, community-engaged scholar with a background in journalism, public health, and social welfare.  I examine the implementation of innovative and culturally aligned health interventions intended to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young people facing intersecting structural vulnerabilities.  My recent work explores the implementation of newly enacted state policies that expand pharmacists’ scope of practice to independently furnish HIV prevention and contraceptive services in California.


HIV/STI prevention; pharmacy-based sexual and reproductive health care; adolescent health and wellbeing; resilience/resistance to structural violence; community-based participatory research

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