Grad Students

Jose A. Cuchilla

Contact Information

Office  Haines 56A

I’m broadly interested in social demography, stratification, medical sociology, social networks, and migrant communities. In particular, I’m interested in using statistical and computational intensive methods to examine and model the social determinants of health among undocumented immigrants.

Prior to coming to UCLA, I worked as a data analyst at The Advancement Project; Healthy City. There, I utilized geographical information systems (GIS) and social demographic community characteristics to map, track, and explain spatial relationships between concentrations of neighborhood poverty, crime hot spots, and health disparity trends in the Los Angeles County region and broader California.

Fields of Study

Social Demography, Social Stratification, Immigration, Undocumented Communities

Grants and Awards

  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellow | UCLA Graduate Division (2014)
  • Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative Fellow | The University of Chicago (2013)
  • President's Scholarship for Conference Presentations | Cal Poly Pomona (2013)
  • The Social & Behavioral Sciences Scholarship | Cal Poly Pomona (2012)


B.A. Sociology (honors), Cal Poly Pomona (2014)