Vicky Breckwich Vásquez, DrPH, MPH

Vicky Breckwich Vásquez

Former Director, Community Engagement and Education, PNASH

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center


Dr. Victoria Breckwich Vásquez is the Vice President of Preventive Health Services, Training"Headshot of Dr. Victoria Breckwich Vásquez" and Community Health Assessment at Sea Mar Community and also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She leads the Coalition to Eliminate Farmworker Sexual Harassment, a collective effort to address farmworker sexual harassment through advocacy, education and training and policy solutions. This work is a continuation of her numerous years conducting qualitative research studies aimed at understanding the nature of this issue in the ag industry and exploring the underlying causes to develop solutions. 

Formerly at the City of Berkeley Public Health Division, Dr. Breckwich Vásquez led community assessment, evaluation, strategic planning and prevention programs and services. From 2006-2013, she founded and led a non-profit organization, SALUD Peru, to provide sustainable funding and technical expertise for villager-led community development projects. Dr. Breckwich Vásquez has 25 years of experience in the health promotion field as a health education manager and community health advocate. Teaching and mentoring students are among her favorite parts of her professional career.

Dr. Breckwich Vásquez focuses on Latin@ community health research using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and other engagement frameworks. Her research focuses on efforts that build community resilience in Latin@ communities, and sexual violence prevention and other occupational and environmental health issues in agricultural communities. She is interested in community-engaged partnership evaluation, and community engagement methods that utilize qualitative research methods including case studies. She has a particular research interest in place-based interventions, and health and other policies that promote health equity through inter-sectoral strategies. Dr. Breckwich Vásquez has authored various peer-reviewed publications on community engagement and CBPR to promote community health. 


Sexual Harassment Prevention in Agriculture

Pilot: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Video 

Health and Safety of Women Agricultural Workers


DrPH, University of California at Berkeley

MA, University of California at Los Angelos

MPH, University of California at Los Angelos

BA, University of California at Los Angelos


Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences