Executive Team

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Viviana Martinez-Bianchi MD, FAAFP
Director for Health Equity, Associate Professor, Duke Department of Family and Community Health

  • Family doctor
  • Co-founder of LATIN-19
  • Advisor to the NC DHHS on latina community health
  • Interested in global and community health equity, advocacy, social Justice and accountability
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Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke Children’s Primary Care

  • Primary care pediatrician proudly serving a diverse community in Durham, NC
  • Experienced leader and clinician with interest in breastfeeding, nutrition, childhood obesity, and advocacy for immigrant families
  • Works to improve communication of medical information to families through writing and social media
  • Co-founder of LATIN-19
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Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, Duke School of Medicine; Associate Dean of Students Affairs/Duke School of Medicine; Associate Director, Duke School of Medicine Master of Biomedical Sciences; Co-Director for the Duke CTSI- Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI)

  • Board-Certified Internist and Adult Endocrinologist and an experienced physician-scientist, organizational and health professional education leader
  • Long-standing history working with the local Latinx community since 2006
  • Collaboration with the community includes research and interventions aiming to reduce diabetes, hypertension, and obesity in the local and national Latinx communities
  • Advocate for Latinx access to health care and education
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Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
Associate Professor & Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing; Co-Director, Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI), Duke Clinical Translational Science institute

  • Nurse scientist dedicated to promoting health equity among Latinx communities in the U.S. through addressing social and structural determinants of health in this population
  • Uses community engaged participatory approaches to develop, test, and disseminate culturally tailored and strengths-based health promotion programs addressing acculturation stress, resilience, and co-occurring mental and physical health conditions among Latinx communities, especially first generation immigrants
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Irene Felsman, DNP, MPH, RN, C-GH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Duke School of Nursing; Faculty Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute

  • Nurse-educator and researcher with expertise in global and community/public health
  • Focused on using community engaged methods for the development of culturally aligned interventions to improve health and access to care for marginalized women and children and families in diverse settings, including refugees and Latinx immigrants
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Kiah Gaskin, MPH, MSW
Research Program Leader, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute

  • Helps academic and community-based investigators navigate the complexities of partnered research, with particular expertise in population health improvement, health equity, and dissemination and implementation science
  • Favorite part about community-engaged research is seeing the fruit of authentic and sometimes surprising relationships built and sustained over time
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Alejandro Peña
Principal Consultant – Stone Soup Consulting

  • Purpose-driven leader with 25+ years of global and cross-cultural expertise in organizational development, with a special focus in the design and implementation of institutional, communications and fundraising strategies
  • Passionate about promoting inclusion, diversity, equity and access
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Gabriela (Gaby) Nagy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing

  • Clinical psychologist engaged in health disparities research, working towards improving the health of distinct underserved communities with a particular focus on Latinx immigrants
  • Passionate about helping clinicians provide culturally-conscious health care

Pablo Friedmann
Director, Multilingual Resource Center, Durham Public Schools 

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