Lourdes Baez Conde, PhD
|Title||Professor of Preventive Medicine|
|School||Keck School of Medicine of USC|
|Department||Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention|
|Address||SSB 302M 2001 N. Soto Street|
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles California 90033
|Phone||+1 323 442 8231|
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, is a tenured professor in preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati is also a Member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center where she is co-Director and Project Leader of the Patient Education and Community Outreach Center. She is Director of community outreach and education at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, is in a Multiple PI structure, a PI of the Office of Community Engagement of the Southern California Clinical Translation Institute (CTSI). She is an internal advisory committee member to the Center for Environmental Health Community Outreach Core, and a founding Director of an international effort, the Center for Health Equity in the Americas, a KSOM program out of the Dean's Office, focused on research and education with the goal of reducing disparities and achieving health equity throughout the Americas. She is Co-Director of the Global Health Leadership Track in the Masters of Public Health Program, and conducts and promotes student and faculty research on a variety of topics among vulnerable population groups. She has a Courtesy Appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati has a solid reputation as a widely recognized national and international community engaged scholar in the areas of culture and community health, with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino health. Her work is known for its creativity, and transdisciplinary nature, where academic disciplines and community talent converge with ingenuity to produce unique programs of research that advance science while fulfilling community needs. She develops and tests innovative interventions that help modify cultural and lifestyle risk factors for cancer and tobacco control at the community level. She teaches courses on gender and ethnic minority health, health promotion and disease prevention, culture, and on community organizing and mobilization for health locally and globally. She has mentored well over 200 students in research from undergraduates to doctoral and postdoctoral fellows and is widely sought out as a mentor among Junior Faculty. She is strongly engaged in community participatory and population-based research and serves in the community as a community/academic broker for culturally and community grounded research.
Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati has been instrumental in developing and testing effective interventions, that utilize innovative communication strategies, outreach activities and community engagement, and partnership development to enhance community health with a focus on tobacco, substance abuse prevention, and cancer control. She is a steering committee member of the National Latino Tobacco Control Network and is on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and works closely with the Healthy Americas Institute. She researches the feasibility of developing policies to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke among Hispanic/Latinos and American Indians, and works on a project with tobacco retailers in the Korean, African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian and low SES non Hispanic white communities. She has helped communicate the latest science for the development of informed policy and community-based decision-making. She has functioned as a broker between communities and academia, bringing needs and opportunities to the attention of decision-makers and community leaders, populations at large, as well as researchers, and the academy. For these purposes she has developed a two way system for communication between communities and academic settings, based on participatory principles and shared equity, social capital, and partnership resources.
She has a strong record of extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She received a prestigious transformative RO1 from the NCI to look at the role of narrative in the delivery of cancer messages to African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Korean audiences. This work was done in collaboration with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and the USC School of Cinema, as well as Hollywood Health and Society. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati is also Project Leader on one of the main R01 in the Tobacco Center for a regulatory Sciences for Vulnerable Populations, work in a Multiple PIship in community based participatory research with Bienestar, and Legacy LA, both community based organizations partnering with USC.
Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati has received multiple awards and recognition for her work, and is well published in a variety of relevant topics. She received the NIH 10 Year Common Fund Award and the American Public Health Association Health Education and Health Promotion Award for her video "Tamale Lesson", an 11 minutes educational film on cervical cancer to reduce the cancer burden and cancer-related disparities among Latinas. Another of her signature programs is Es Tiempo, a project to increase cervical cancer screening and assess the use of the HPV vaccine among high-risk Latinas in the East Los Angeles area. Es Tiempo was developed in collaboration with the Art Center College of Design, Designmatters program, and is a key program of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati holds five academic degrees and speaks multiple languages. She earned an MPH and a PhD in public health with an emphasis in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She holds a master's degree in medical psychology from the Universite Catholique de Louvain. She conducted her undergraduate studies obtaining a dual degree in clinical and industrial psychology at the Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Urena in Dominican Republic. She can be reached at email@example.com.
|The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Secretaria de Salud de Mexico||2015||Buena Salud Americas |
|California Department of Public Health Tobacco Control Program Health equity||2013
||2014||Outstanding contributions in tobacco control|
|Minority Training Program for Cancer Control Research, University of California, Los Angeles||2002
||2014||Dedicated and invaluable contributions to education, research and mentorship|
|2014 Reel Health International Film Festival||2014||Tamale Lesson Finalist|
|National Institutes of Health||2014||Transforming Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors (Tamale Lesson), NIH-10 Year Common Fund Aw|
|Francis Collins, NIH Director award||2014||Winner of the National Institutes of Health Common Fund 10-Year Commemoration Video Contest (Dr. S|
|American Public Health Association||2013||Tamale Lesson, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Best Multimedia Award|
|Escuela Altos de Cabuya, Panama||2012
||2013||Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the School|
|HCI International Conference on Technology||2013||Technology-based Medical Interpretation for Cross-Language Communication: In person, telephone, vide|
|The George Mason University, 2013 Health Communication Conference||2013||Winner of the Top Scientific Translational Research Award|
|Vision y Compromiso||2012||Outstanding contributions to the 10th Annual Conference of health care workers & promoters de Salud|
|California State Senate, 34th Senate District||2011||Certificate of Recognition for National Community Based Participatory Research|
|U.S. House of Representatives||2011||Certificate of Congressional Recognition in recognition of extraordinary dedication and continued ef|
|Design Conference||2011||Es Tiempo Award|
|University of California Irvine (UCI) Chancellor’s Commendation for Outstanding Community Based-Part||2011||UCI Chancellor’s Award in Clinical and Translational Science|
|St. Vincent Medical Center Multicultural Health Awareness and Prevention Center in Partnership wit||2010||Obesity and Nutrition Award Leadership|
|Mike Davis, 48th Assembly District, California State Legislature||2010||Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions and Community Service |
|Annual Design Review Exhibition, Best Category in the Student Division in 2010||2010||Es Tiempo Award|
|The California Medical Association Foundation||2010||CMA Foundation award - The Cervical Cancer & HPV Project Honor for generous commitment of time &|
|National Cancer Institute and the American Legacy Foundation||2010||Recognition for Services to the Research Community|
|California Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, State of California||2009||In honor and appreciation of dedicated and distinguished services, and countless contributions to th|
|National Cancer Institute||2009||Certificate in recognition of valuable contributions to the Cancer Information Services (CIS)|
|Research America: An Alliance for Discoveries in Health||2009||Public Health Hero Award|
|American Legacy Foundation||2006||Community Activism Award |
|Journal of the National Medical Association||2004||Award for Excellence, Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contributions as Scientific Journal Revi|
||2005||Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 2004-2005|
|Redes En Acción, Regional Network for Cancer Control, National Latino Council on Alcohol, Tobacco Pr||2003||National Health Hero Award|
|National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention||2002||Advancements in Latino Health through Research|
|Society for Prevention Research||2001||Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award|
|11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, National Alliance for Hispanic Health||2000||First Hispanic National Hero Award|
|American Public Health Association, Latino Caucus||1999||Most Distinguished Career Award|
|Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles||1999||For Distinguished Contributions to Women’s Health, The Yvonne Braithwaite Burke|
|County of Los Angeles||1997||Certificate for Contributions and Dedicated Service to Los Angeles County Women’s Health|
|Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA||1989
||1990||Outstanding Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research|
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