Alison Chopel

Independent Researcher

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Alison Chopel is a public health researcher-practitioner who focuses on the social determinants of health. She strives to bring systems into focus and center the agency of people who have been marginalized. Her primary tools are participatory and applied research, designed and implemented in collaboration with co-researchers who contribute expertise in practice, lived experience, and complementary disciplines. Chopel also serves as the learning officer for a program supporting the post-disaster recovery of the housing system in Puerto Rico. In this role, she works to co-create knowledge with housing experts, construction workers, policy advocates, and people in need of secure and decent housing across Puerto Rico.