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John Capitman, Ph.D.

John Capitman, Ph.D.

Fresno, CA

A co-founder of VISIONS, Dr. Capitman is a social psychologist specializing in race/ethnicity, gender, and life-course issues. His work explores how public policies and practitioner decisions create and sustain inequalities in health and wellbeing. Dr. Capitman helped to develop the modern racism theory highlighted in VISIONS workshops and consultations. Currently he serves as the Executive Director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute and Nickerson Professor of Public Health at California State University, Fresno. He earned his doctorate from Duke University.