Faculty

Melina Winterton, MPH
HUSV Faculty and Program Coordinator
Mwinterton@peralta.edu

Melina has been serving the public health for 20+ years. A third-culture child from the wilds of DC, she has a unique perspective on social determinants of health, cultural literacy, and the profound impact a single individual can have in their own community. With lived trauma-recovery experience, Melina brings empathy and humanism to the classroom and actively engages in mentorship. Her passion is training the next generation of community healers and launching them into well-paying jobs. When she’s not hustling in the HUSV program, Melina consults on women’s sexual health and recreational drug use risk reduction, digs around in her garden, and cuddles with her chi-mix. She holds community office hours; send her an email for the zoom link.

Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar, MPH
HUSV Faculty
Ybhatnagar@peralta.edu

Yamini is a convener, strategist and organizer who has been working in public health since 2007. Yamini’s background ranges from youth development to women’s health, reproductive rights advocacy, racial & gender justice. She is passionate about supporting the resilience of communities locally and worldwide. She is a UC Berkeley alum and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health at San Francisco State University.

Christina Tam, PhD, MSW
HUSV Faculty
Ctam@peralta.edu

Dr. Christina Tam is a part-time BCC faculty member and an Associate Scientist with the Alcohol Research Group of the Public Health Institute. Her substantive interests include examining social determinants that contribute to racial/ethnic health disparities in health risk behaviors including substance use. Dr. Tam hopes to use her research to engage with community organizations to create meaningful interventions for health and social equity.

Sonja Herbert, MPH
HUSV Faculty
Sherbert@peralta.edu