University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health Master of Public Health; (1979-1981), Doctor of Public Health (1981-1986).
Doctoral Dissertation title “Community Participation in Health as an Empowering Process.” Research conducted while living in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution, 6/1982-12/1984
University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa Bachelor's of Science in Medicine 1974-1976, Certificate from Physician's Assistant Program
St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana (1971-1974)
Over 30 years’ experience in leading community outreach programs and popular health education in both Latin America and in Chicago. Global involvement in the promotion of rights-based child participation in issues that affect them. Extensive background in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of programs for the formation of lay health educators and community health workers among refugee and immigrant populations. Expert in Child-to-Child methodology in child health promotion. Skilled in the development of low-literacy health education curricula and sustainable health teaching techniques. Experience in designing and evaluating programs in childhood obesity prevention and chronic disease self-management. Grounded in Freirian methodology and popular education techniques. Bilingual (Spanish /English) reading, writing, and speaking.
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625