Josefina Flores Morales

Josefina Flores Morales

Graduate Student

Office: 109 Haines Hall

Email: flores.morales@ucla.edu

Personal Website

Curriculum Vitae


Biography

My research interests include social demography, immigration, health, aging, and inequality.

Degrees

  • PhD in sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (anticipated June 2023) 
  • M.A. in sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 2019 
  • B.A. in Psychology with Public Health minor, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

Fields of Study

Immigration, Health, Aging, and Social Demography

Publications

  • Flores Morales, J., Diaz C., Nobles, J., and J. Fletcher. (2021). Network Closure and Educational Mobility in Mexican Families. Social Science Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102694
  • Flores Morales, J. (2021). Aging and undocumented: The sociology of aging meets immigration status. Sociology Compass 15(4): e12859
  • Flores Morales, J. and F. Farago. (2021) “Of course we need to help the undocumented immigrants!”: Twitter discourse of COVID19 and undocumented immigrants and its implications. Sociological Perspectives 64(5): 765-785.
  • Flores Morales, J. and Y. Garcia. (2021) Beyond undocumented: Differences in the mental health of Latinx undocumented college students. Latino Studies 19, 374–399.
  • Flores Morales, J. and M. Nkimbeng* (equal co-authorship). (2021) An Exploration of the Relationship between Diabetes and Depression among Immigrants in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 23(3): 444-451.
  • Beltrán-Sánchez, H., Goldman, N. Pebley, A. R., and Flores Morales, J. (2020). Calloused Hands, Shorter Life? Occupation and Older Age Survival in Mexico.  Demographic Research, 42(32).
  • Aquino, S., Flores Morales, J., Aung, M. Keovisai, M. and J. K. McGee-Avila. (2019). Healthy Aging: A Conceptual Model of Community-based Solutions in the Face of Climate Change and Global Demographic Changes. Community Development Innovation Review, 14(1).
  • Flores Morales, J. (2019). Aging knows no borders. Public Health Post, (Opinion-Editorial).

Awards & Grants

  • Charles E. & Sue K Young Graduate Award, UCLA, 2022-23
  • Extramural Mentored Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Center for Financial Security, 2021-22
  • Dean’s Fund for the Study of Diversity and Racial Inequality 2021
  • Health Policy Research Scholars, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2016-2020
  • California Center for Population Research Don Treiman Fellowship , UCLA 2019-2020
  • Small Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Financial Security 2019-2020
  • UC Network on Child Health, Poverty and Public Policy 2019-2020 Graduate Student Training Grants Competition
  • Graduate  Research Mentorship Program, UCLA 2020
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program, UCLA 2020
  • Social Justice Graduate Fellow, UCLA Institute of American Culture 2019-2020
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Fellow 2020
  • Andres y Maria Cardenas Family Foundation Scholarship 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-2020
  • William T. Grant Foundation Travel Award for RC28 Conference 2019
  • Best Poster Award (top ~5% of posters), Population Association of America 2018 (“Immigrants age too: Projections of the magnitude of the U.S. undocumented adult population”)
  • National Poverty Study Graduate Fellow, Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality 2018
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship program, UCLA 2018
  • Funded participant – Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop, Columbia Population Research Center and Center on Poverty & Social Poverty 2017
  • Eugene Cota Robles fellowship, UCLA 2017
  • Helen Firstbrook Franklin Scholarship Program, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), University of Wisconsin- Madison 2016

Honorable Mention:

  • Alternate, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2020
  •  Honorable mention, California Center for Population Research Don Treiman Fellowship 2018-2019
  • Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2018
  • Finalist, Immigrants Rising Entrepreneurship Grant 2018

Undergraduate:

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar 2016
  • Young Scholars Program, Society for Research on Adolescence 2016
  • Best Poster Award, UCLA Powell Research Week 2016
  • Council of Mexican Federations Mexican American Dream Scholarship 2015
  • Pre-Health Dreamers Health Professional Advancement Program Fellow 2015
  • Adler University Travel Award 2015
  • Community Development of Social Justice Scholars Program, UCLA, research stipend 2015
  • Psychology Research Opportunities Program, UCLA, research stipend 2015
  • Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Poster Award 2015
  • Undergraduate Travel Grant, UCLA Undergraduate Research Center 2015
  • Janet Brown Memorial Scholarship, Writing Success Program, UCLA 2013
  • Comision Femenil de San Fernando Valley Scholarship 2012
  • Rigoberto Ruelas Memorial Scholarship, UTLA 2012

Conference Presentations

Oral Presentations

  • Flores Morales, J. 2021. The Kids Are (Not) Alright: Healthcare Access Before and After the Medical Expansion in 2016: An Analysis Using the California Health Interview Survey. Population Association of America Meetings.
  • Nobles, J., Flores Morales, J., Diaz C., Fletcher, J. (2017, April). Network Closure and Educational Mobility in Mexican Families. Population Association of America Meetings, Chicago.
  • Flores Morales, J. Garcia, Y., Suárez-Orozco, C. (2016, May). Anxious and undocumented: A closer look at family responsibilities while in college. Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Flores Morales, J. Garcia, Y., Suárez-Orozco, C. (2016, May). Anxious and undocumented: A closer look at family responsibilities while in college. UCLA Powell Week, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, November). Oral history: Latino new immigrant youth. Invited panelist in undergraduate course at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J., & Smith, S. J. (2015, August). Addressing occupational health for lowwage workers in a community health care setting. Paper presented at the Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, March). Undocumented student resources in higher education. Presented at the Annual Rock out Youth Poverty Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Poster Presentations

  • Flores Morales, J. Garcia, Y., Suárez-Orozco, C. (2017, April). Anxious and Undocumented: A closer look at Family Responsibilities of Latino college students. Population Association of America Meetings, Chicago.
  • Flores Morales, J. Nguyen, E. T., Moody, C. T., & Baker, B. L. (2016, May). The effect of maternal mental health on mothers’ language behavior towards typically developing and developmentally delayed children. Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Flores Morales, J. (2016, May). The tapestry of transitions: English Language Learners’ demography, school-based resource use and staff perspectives. UCLA Powell Week, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J. Garcia, Y., Suárez-Orozco, C.. (2016, April). Anxious and undocumented: A closer look at family responsibilities while in college. Western Psychological Association conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Cerda, J., Flores Morales, J. Suárez-Orozco, C. (2016, May). Young Dual Language Learners’ language attitudes and motivational orientations about learning and using two languages at school. American Psychological Science conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, May). Social support and knowledge about transferring to a 4year program. Poster session presented at the UH Manoa Psi Chi 1st Annual Psychology Undergraduate Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, May). Social support and knowledge about transferring to a 4year program. Poster session presented at the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Stanford, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, May). Social support and knowledge about transferring to a 4year program. Poster session presented at the UCLA Powell Undergraduate Research Week, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, May). Working class heroines: Female Mexican factory workers in the U.S. Poster session presented at the UCLA Powell Undergraduate Research Week, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Flores Morales, J. (2015, January). Who are English Language Learners?: A case study exploring immigrant histories. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

Advisors

  • Vilma Ortiz
  • Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez
  • Ka-Yuet Liu
  • Andrés Villarreal