York College / City University of New York
Calhoon, Claudia

Calhoon, Claudia

Assistant Professor

Health and Human Performance

Phone: 718-262-5106
Office Location: HP-201
Email: ccalhoon@york.cuny.edu

I am passionate about making the US health care system more equitable through policy, advocacy, teaching, and research. I wrote my dissertation on the impact of the 45th presidential administration on immigrant communities in California. I love working with students to better understand why our health care system works so poorly for so many. While at the New York Immigration Coalition, I co-led the Coverage4All campaign, which is working to win health insurance coverage for all New York State residents regardless of immigration status. I also served on the 2015 Mayor’s Taskforce on Immigrant Health Access that made recommendations that ultimately resulted in the creation of the NYC Care program.

Office Hours

Monday1:00 - 4:00 pm 


BA Earlham College  American History 1995 
MPA Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health Sociomedical Sciences 2000 
PhD CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy  Health Policy  2023 

Areas of Expertise

  • Immigration Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health systems and services

Publications in Field Of Expertise