Mónica Gutiérrez is a first-generation college student and in the doctoral program in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University (ASU). She is a Doctoral Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar Program and an Affiliated Researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University and a Master of Social Work degree from ASU with a concentration in planning, administration, and community practice.
Her research focuses on structural and institutional racism and how this affects the inequitable distribution of power, land, and other resources for racial and ethnic minorities. Her dissertation will explore the interaction of politics and placemaking for Latinas/os in South Phoenix.
Her research experience is grounded in collaborating with various stakeholders utilizing community voices to ask and answer questions of interest. She is inspired by her years of work experience in various sectors of service delivery including child welfare, Veteran’s health, criminal justice, and health promotion.
In addition to her coursework, Mónica is a Senior Research Specialist with the Office of Evaluation and Partner Contracts at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. Where she works in partnership with a wide array of agencies and communities to perform evaluations and disseminate findings that support effective research-based interventions aimed at eliminating health disparities. Mónica holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU, which allows her to apply a comprehensive view of systematic tools and conceptual models for analyzing, understanding, planning, and implementing effective delivery of social services.
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC), Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Ph.D., School of Social Work, Arizona State University, AZ (expected 2022)
Master of Social Work, Arizona State University, AZ
Planning, Administration, and Community Practice concentration
Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University, CA
Critical Race Scholars in Social Work (CRSSW)
2021, Present, IAPHS Student Committee General Member
2019, Present, Doctoral Student Committee Co-Chair and Mentor
School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
2018- 2020, Mentor, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2018- 2019, Co-Founder and Vice President, Inclusive and Multicultural Association of Social Work Scholars (IMASWS) School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
2018, Review Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Research Conference
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2018, Reviewer, Teaching Excellence Award
Graduate and Professional Student Association, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2008- 2012, Member, Research Subcommittee
Refugee Women’s Health Community Advisory Coalition, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ