Rupa Valdez, PhD, Selected as COWIMS Woman of the Month for April

April 24, 2024 by

Rupa Valdez, PhD

Rupa Valdez, PhD

In celebration of Public Health Month this April, the Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS), is proud to recognize Rupa Valdez, PhD, for her contributions to global and population health.

Dr. Valdez is an associate professor at the University of Virginia with joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is also a core faculty member of global studies and the Disability Studies Initiative.

Dr. Valdez merges the disciplines of human factors engineering, health informatics, and cultural anthropology to understand and support the ways in which people manage health at home and in the community. Her research and teaching focus on health disparity populations, including populations that are racial/ethnic minorities, are of low socioeconomic status and are living with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities.

In the realm of public health, addressing disparities in healthcare access and outcomes among health disparity populations is a critical endeavor. We extend our gratitude to Dr. Valdez for her dedication and significant strides in improving healthcare access and outcomes for those who need it most.

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