APHA-SA: Biosketch Anthony J. Guerrero-Soto
Involvement in APHA-SA: Co-Chair (2007-2008); Nominations Committee (2006-2008); Abstracts Reviewer (2007-2008); Opportunities Committee (2007).
School: University of North Texas
Degree Program: PhD, major in Sociology of Health and Illness; expected December 2009
Practice/Research Interests: As a Program Analyst with the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services, I work with a team of evaluation researchers to analyze issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, drug safety, and public health preparedness. My recent projects include evaluating Qualified Independent Contractors for 2nd level of Medicare appeals; Medicaid transportation fraud and abuse safeguards; and medical adverse events in hospitals.
My academic research interests include racial/ethnic health disparities and drug use and abuse among Latinos. My current project examines prenatal care utilization and birthing outcomes among Texas women.
Plans after school: Continue my employment with DHHS/OIG/OEI.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: The Student Assembly is a beacon of individuals committed to student development and success. After two years of involvement, the assembly allowed me to develop skills in professional service, and network with practitioners, academics, and fellow students. The Student Assembly allows its members to have a direct imprint in the lives of public health students across the globe and improve student related outcomes in many arenas: mentorship, professional opportunities, and research presentations. The Mentoring Committee is a milieu for identifying and offering solutions to student needs regarding transitioning into the workplace and improving the graduate school experience.
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