Areas of Focus: community health, community health worker programs, health disparities
Debra conducts research and collects data to assist the creation and evaluation of public health programs. She provides thorough and accurate research support for proposals, literature reviews, and multimedia training programs. She contributes to training tools and evaluation research studies related to Latino and community health.
Debra has contributed to bilingual community health worker training programs about lupus and oral health. She screened, recruited, and managed participants in evaluation research studies. She also represents KDHRC at national community health worker and public health conferences.
Prior to working at KDHRC, Debra earned her B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University and M.P.H. from Emory University. While at Emory, Debra conducted maternal and child health research in a variety of settings including metro Atlanta-area hospitals, the Mexican consulate, and rural Uganda.
Debra enjoys cooking vegan meals for friends, expanding her record collection, traveling to new beaches, and spoiling her cat.