Faculty > Erualdo Romero Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Dr. Erualdo Romero González is an assistant professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning (Community Health Planning emphasis) from the Department of Planning, Policy and Design in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his undergraduate work at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles with a double major in Psychology and Chicano Studies, and a minor in Alcohol and Drug Studies.
Dr. González’ research is at the nexus of city and community planning for (re)development and health policy changes in underserved areas. Specifically, he examines New Urbanism policy and practice in Mexican and working class immigrant urban centers, grassroots coalition social change models (focusing on participatory action research), the role of “healthy communities” projects on local urban planning policy change, and Latino immigrant participation in local planning decision-making.
He has approximately fifteen years of evaluation, strategic planning, and participatory action research experience with healthy communities initiatives and related projects. This includes The California Endowment Building Healthy Communities Initiative, the Paso del Norte Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative in El Paso, New Mexico, and Cuidad Juarez (Chihuahua, Mexico), the California Wellness Foundation’s Children and Youth Community Health Initiative in California, the California statewide Community Building Initiative of the St. Joseph Health System Foundation, the Achieving Cancer Control Together (ACCT) Project in Orange County, California, under The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s LIFP Program, and First 5 LA’s Neighborhood Data Use Collaborative.
Dr. González is also involved in community leadership roles in Orange County. He is a volunteer and board member of El Centro Cultural de México.