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Victor Polanco

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy

Victor Polanco’s current research includes the promotion of physical activity among Latinos in the San Francisco Bay area, and the use of photographs to measure Latino neighborhood perceptions.


  • Office: Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
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  • Phone: (323) 259-2991

Education: B.A., M.P.P., Ph.D., UC Berkeley

 Prior to Occidental, he taught at Loyola Marymount University and UC Berkeley. Polanco’s professional experience includes the Hesperian Foundation, where he was a research associate, and Kaiser Permanente International, where he worked as a project manager and research associate.