Dr. Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz is a public health scientist and an associate professor at the School of Public Health at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He works with the Graduate School of Public Health and the Center for Sociomedical Research and Evaluation with a specialty in social determinants of health. Rodríguez-Díaz earned a master’s degree in Public Health Education and a Ph.D. in Public Health with a major in Community Health Promotion. His post-doctoral training was in HIV and global health research. Additionally, he has completed other academic experiences in health policy, human rights, and health diplomacy. Rodríguez-Díaz’s work has focused primarily on intervention development to reduce health inequities among disenfranchised populations. He has received support from governmental, non-governmental, and community-based organizations to support research initiatives to address social determinants of health inequities in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean region.
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