Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, MPH ‘86, PhD ‘94

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati MPH ‘86, PhD ‘94

Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati is an Associate Dean for Community Initiatives and a Distinguished Professor in Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She holds several key roles, including Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of the Center for Health Equity in the Americas, and Associate Director of the Southern California Center for Latino Health. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati is renowned for her award-winning interventions that revolutionize the delivery of cancer knowledge through narrative to diverse populations.

Her impressive academic journey spans five academic degrees from Latin America, Europe, and the United States, including an MPH and a PhD in Public Health from UCLA in 1986 and 1994, respectively. She is a polyglot, has extensively published in scientific journals, and has received multiple accolades, including the Humanitarian of Hope award from the Celebrate Life Ministry, the Hands of Hope award from the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, and a Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association Latino Caucus.

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