Master of Public Health- Epidemiology Track 2022
Doctoral Student in Health Behavior Research at Keck School of Medicine of USC
made you interested in your field or area of study (bioethics and
health humanities, clinical science, public/population health,
rehabilitation sciences, etc.)?
During my MPH's Applied practice Experience course, I was able to collaborate and learn from various institutions research opportunities. During this time I learned various qualitative research skills and became very interested to explore the field of
Health Behavior. Being able to incorporate my training in Epidemiology and Medical Anthropology into my current field of study, I am able to enhance my training and explore more my interest in cancer health disparities.
does being Hispanic mean to you?
For me being Hispanic is about the unique culture, "la cultura Hispana". From the many dishes across our regions, the dances, music, customs, to the "familia" style of care. Being Salvadorian, we have our unique things but I can relate with many other
Latin American countries with our share cultural things. Additionally, these connections I am able to incorporate in my research training, as I talk with community members and patients to have a deeper conversations and understand barriers we are
facing. This connection is the beauty of being Hispanic and represent many of the aspect of Hispanic Heritage Month.