June 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Room 7 of the Family Resiliency Center (904 Nevada St.)

Members of the University of Illinois campus community who are interested in international health programs in Latin America or the health-related needs of Hispanic audiences in the U.S. are invited to attend a one-day symposium.

This symposium brings together researchers and community interventionists from two Universities (The Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí in Mexico and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Presenters will share their work on topics related to health-relevant disparities and effective community interventions.

Click here to pre-register (not required; you may also register at the door.)


8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Margarita Teran, PhD & Angela Wiley, PhD

9:15 a.m. "Identification of genetic, proteomic and risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases" Diana Patricia Portales Pérez, PhD

10:00 a.m. "Risk communication as an intervention in environmental health" Ana Cristina Cubillas, PhD

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:50 a.m. "Food insecurity around us" Barbara Fiese, PhD

11:15 a.m. "Nutrition interventions: strategies to improve food security in marginalized communities" Celia Aradillas Garcia, PhD

11:40 a.m. "Strengthening nutrition education programs in Mexico" Olivia Gonzalez Acevedo, RD 12:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. "Socioeconomic inequalities in health in Brazil and Mexico" Flavia Andrade, PhD

1:30 p.m. "Risk and resilience in diverse populations" Marcela Raffaelli, PhD

2:00 p.m. "Mobilizing the community to prevent and control chronic diseases in Brazil" Andiara Schwingel, PhD

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:45 p.m. “Educadores de la Salud (Health Educators): Latinos in charge of improving their own community’s health" Patricia Galvez Espinoza, PhD

3:10 p.m. "Engaging communities to promote healthy eating among Hispanic families" Elizabeth Villegas, MS

3:35 p.m. "Healthy eating behaviors following a culturally sensitive nutrition education intervention for Hispanic families" Bridget Hannon, MS

4 p.m. Poster Session