Alumni Spotlight

Omar A. Escontr√≠as, Dr.P.H., M.P.H. is the Senior Director of Policy Research at the American Dental Education Association in Washington, D.C.

Accomplishments: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Trainee; Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; NIH Honors Academy Fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Project EXPORT Fellow at the University of Arizona; Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Awards: Has 9 significant awards from professional or community organizations, e.g. the American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section-Best Doctoral Abstract Award and the Valle del Sol-Univision Radio, 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40. Publications: Has 8 peer-reviewed publications and 7 published public policy briefs used for advocacy and policy purposes in and by the United States Congress and the Arizona State Legislature. Community Board Memberships: Council member for the Arizona Diabetes Leadership Council and Coalition; Board Director at Mountain Park Health Center.

Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities/Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (University of Arizona)



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