Latin America: Synergizing Health Research Across the Hemisphere

Virtual workshop conducted November 1-2, 2022


In order to accomplish its mission to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities, NIMHD translates and disseminates relevant research information. This workshop is a platform to discuss research opportunities to reduce health and health care disparities related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with the highest disease burden and mortality in Latin America and among U.S. Hispanic/Latino populations.

Experts in diverse disciplines will share advances, challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in clinical, health services/health systems, and community-engaged research related to NCDs conducted throughout Latin America.

A central interest of the workshop is to discuss current and potential research strategies and other perspectives in countries from which most U.S. Hispanics/Latinos identify their heritage, resulting in mutual benefit to both U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities and Latin America.

Planning Committee:

  • Larissa Avilés-Santa, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair) – NIMHD
  • Constanza Camargo, Ph.D. (Co-Chair) – NCI
  • Michelle Doose, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Co-Chair) – NIMHD
  • Simrann Sidhu, M.P.H. – NIMHD
  • Ligia Artiles, M.A. – NIMHD
  • Carolina Solís-Sanabria, M.D., M.P.H., FACS – NIMHD
  • Jarrett Johnson, Dr.P.H., M.S., CHES – NIMHD
  • Rina Das, Ph.D. - NIMHD

Submit questions for this workshop up to 24 hours in advance to

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact at least five business days before the event.

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