Mary Garza, PhD(Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health; Associate Director, Center for Health Equity) received her PhD in 2002 in social and behavioral science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed postdoctoral training before joining the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health faculty. She joined the UM in 2010 and has published ~20 papers. She is PI on a K01 Research Scientist Development Award and a Co-Investigator on a NIH grant “Building Trust between Researchers and Minority Communities.” She brings vast experience in community-engaged research in minority communities, qualitative and quantitative research methods, design and implementation of community-based interventions and clinical trials management with a focus on risk factors for chronic disease. She has mentored undergraduates, masters and doctoral students, and post-doctoral fellows in health disparities research. Being an underrepresented minority researcher, she has very strong interests in ensuring that there is continued progress towards representing minorities in research.

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