Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Family Science
Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1142E
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CV / Resume
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Dr. Hurtado Choque is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health and Extension Specialist at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UMD focusing on family and community health. Mr. Hurtado focuses his research, scholarship, and outreach in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions at the family and community levels.  He is currently leading relevant studies focusing on strengthening parenting skills with immigrant families in the US and abroad.

Prior to joining UMD, Ali Hurtado was a research associate at the University of Minnesota Extension and the Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research. He is actively engaged in health disparities research, scholarship, and outreach.

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota

Honors and Awards

Research Funding Grants

2016-21, USDA NIFA, co-PI, "Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behaviors"

2019-21, SAMHSA, co-PI, "Strengthening the Capacity of Rural Maryland to Prevent Opioid Misuse"


Zhang, Y., Hurtado, G. A., Peralta, Reyes, A., Arellano, Brazys, P., Perdue, L., Alvarez de Davila, S. Flores, R., Popelka, J.  & Reicks, M. L. (2019). Padres Preparados, Jovenes Saludables, a Family-Based Program to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Early Adolescents: Pilot Test Findings. Journal of Human Science and Extension, October 2019.

Hurtado, G. A., Fife, J. M., Svetaz, M. V., & Allen, M. L. (2018). Assessing Multicultural Parenting Values and Practices in Prevention Programs for Latino Youth. Journal of Youth Development, 13(3), 61-75.

Hurtado, G. A., Olson, K., Alvarez Davila, S. & Campoverde, V. (2018). The Development and Evaluation of a Parent Engagement Program to Connect Latino Families and Schools: Education Our Legacy (Educación Nuestra Mejor Herencia). Journal of Extension, 56(1), n1.

Zhang, Y., Hurtado, G. A., Flores, R., Alba-Meraz, A., & Reicks, M. (2018). Latino Fathers’ Perspectives and Parenting Practices Regarding Eating, Physical Activity, and Screen Time Behaviors of Early Adolescent Children: Focus Group Findings. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(11), 2070-2080.

Allen, M. L., Hurtado, G. A., Garcia-Huidobro, D., Linares, R. & Svetaz, V. M. (2017). Cultural Contributors to Smoking Susceptibility Outcomes Among Latino Youth: The Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados Participatory Randomized Controlled Trial. Family & Community Health. DOI: 10.1097/FCH

Kunkel, K., Hurtado, G. A., Conrad, Stephanie, Routh, Brianna, Joeng, Ju Ri, & Harrison, Megan. (2013). Lessons in a Box Make a Difference for Head Start Youth. Journal of Extension, 51(3), 3RIB4.

Allen, M. L., Hurtado, G. A., Yon, K. J., Okuyemi, K. S., Davey, C. S., Marczak, M. S., ... Svetaz, V. M. (2013). Feasibility of a parenting program to prevent substance use among Latino youth: a community-based participatory research study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(4), 240-244.