APHA-SA Biosketch: Marcia Castano
Involvement in APHA-SA: Co-Chair and section liaison 2010-2011
School: Walden University
Department: Public Health
Degree Program: PhD May 2011
Practice/Research Interests: Epidemiologic research of genes influencing disease risk. I am especial interested in epidemiology research to help improve the health outcome of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. I believe that genomic will be instrumental in the development of cost effective personalized prevention programs that reduce early mortality and morbidity. I am also interested in participatory research on reducing sexually transmitted disease in at vulnerable populations. I am promoting public health awareness and education publishing with web writers of examiner.com as the infectious disease examiner. Since the web offers a great opportunity to communicate nationally and globally, I am working with other epidemiology students to help in promoting epidemiology awareness by sharing APHA epidemiology section activities via facebook and twitter.
Other Leadership Activities: Epidemiology chair student committee; student assembley co-chair
Plans after school:I would like to get further involve in research on common variants in the general population influence risk of disease in vulnerable populations groups.
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