Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Training

Claudia Chavez

Claudia Chavez: Pushing for Culturally Competent Healthcare for All

If you need someone with a variety of experience in health fields, Claudia Chavez has it. Neuroscience? Check. Healthcare administration? Check. Delivering a baby (as part of EMT training)?! Check. Today, Chavez is growing her already strong health-promotion...
Adrianna Acevedo-Fontavez Exito

Adrianna Acevedo-Fontanez: Boosting Health in Puerto Rico

Adrianna Acevedo-Fontanez celebrates her Puerto Rican heritage through music and food, such as using “el castero” to stew rice or fighting for “el pegao.” But she also knows that Puerto Ricans face dire health issues. That...
Sonia Fragoso

Sonia Fragoso: Giving Back and Helping Latinos

Sonia Fragoso developed a passion to help other people thanks to her parents, who gave up their own desires and worked hard to give her and her siblings a better life. Now Fragoso gives back...
Iris Guzman

Iris Guzman: Caring Nature Drives a Desire to Boost Public Health

What’s better than waking up to an encouraging text message? Iris Guzman, thanks in part to supportive texts each morning from her father and her experiences as a first-generation Mexican-American, has developed a similar caring...
Claudia Sanchez Lucas

Claudia Sanchez Lucas: Curiosity to Improve Latino Minds

Claudia Sanchez Lucas is described by many as humble, a trait learned from her mom and dad. Lucas is also strong and resilient, with a passion for helping people. Lucas has powerful curiosity that can...
Paulina Monteon-Garcia

Paulina Monteon-Garcia: Teaching Health for a Better Life

As a mother to her beautiful son, Paulina Monteon-Garcia realizes how far her parents went to help her have a better life. She wants to do the same for her son. Monteon-Garcia is well on her...
Cynthia Ortiz

Cynthia Ortiz: Taking a Closer Look at the Causes of Disease

Like the focus and dedication her grandmother put into delicately crafting her beautiful hand stitched napkin, Cynthia Ortiz has what it takes to excel as a researcher. Ortiz, a Dallas native, is a population science...
Filiberto Leon

Filiberto Leon: Helping Latinos toward Healthier Lifestyles

Following in the footsteps of his selfless parents, Filiberto Leon is always there with advice or help whenever you need him. He wants to help so badly, in fact, he’s seeking a master’s degree is...
Gerldine Massuh

Geraldine Massuh: An Emerging Leader for Latino Health

A great leader must have tremendous understanding, and a keen ability to see from other people’s perspectives. Geraldine Massuh is such a leader. Massuh, spurred to reduce public health disparities by her experiences as a first-generation...
Sheila Mota

Sheila Mota: Transforming Healthcare Delivery for the Underserved

Sheila Mota is the embodiment of resiliency. The Utah native has overcome a debilitating illness and the loss of her father to cancer, and is now committed to improving the delivery of healthcare and increasing...