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Susan Perez

Susan Perez is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University California, Davis with the Department of Internal Medicine and School of Nursing. Her research focuses on how consumers use the Internet to obtain and process health-related information for themselves and their families. Her mixed-methods research uses both qualitative interview methods and screen-capture methods to elucidate information-seeking behaviors. She has published on topics such as the exploration of nurse-to-population ratios in relation to population health outcomes and the role of Internet health information on patient/provider interactions. In Susan’s ten years of experience in community clinic health administration, she led infrastructure changes in local organizations for improved patient satisfaction, enhanced quality outcome measures, and the integration of health information technology systems. This experience has equipped her to relate public health theory and research to practice setting in order to attend to the most salient issues that community-based services address. Susan has a bachelor’s of science in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and a bachelor's of arts in Spanish with an emphasis in literature from the University of California Davis as well as a master’s of public health from Benedictine University.