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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 also directs the Community Health & Innovative Policy (CHIP) Lab.

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.