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ACTIVATE

ACTIVATE is a public-private pilot initiative to support rural, low-income agricultural workers by providing access to internet and telehealth services.

Denise Payán

Denise D. Payán is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of California, Merced. She directs the Community Health & Innovative Policy (CHIP) Lab which conducts applied public health and health services research to promote equitable and community-oriented policy solutions.

Reza Ehsani

Dr. Ehsani received his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He was a faculty member at the Ohio State University and University of Florida before joining UC Merced in 2017. Currently, he is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced. His areas of research include engineering systems for agriculture, automation, and intelligent machines for production and postharvest of high value crops, precision agriculture, sensors for biotic and abiotic plant stress detection, mechanical harvesting machines, and robotic harvesting systems for fruit and nut trees.

Lisa Yeo

Dr. Lisa Yeo is an Assistant Professor in the Ernest & Julio Management Program at UC Merced who works to help organizations understand how to safely govern the data and information they need to compete. By focusing on people and process, she believes that organizations can design and build information systems that make it easy to protect privacy and prevent security breaches without requiring extensive investments in security layers after the fact. Lisa holds a B. Math in Applied Math from the University of Waterloo and an MBA and PhD (Operations & Information Systems) from the University of Alberta.

Beyond the Brink

Drought, climate change, an aging infrastructure and growing population threaten the water California’s San Joaquin Valley uses to supply most of the nation’s produce and […]