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Sofia I. Morales, MPH

Program Manager; Manager of Research and Evaluation, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE); Manager of Research and Evaluation, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

Contact Information

Sofia I. Morales, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Public Health

    135 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Sofia I. Morales, MPH, CPH (she/her/ella) is Program Manager of Research and Evaluation at Yale School of Public Health’s Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) and the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC). She is also Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of New Haven and currently holds a lecturer appointment at Southern CT State University as well as a research consultant appointment at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.

With a decade of experience in public health practice and community-engaged research, Morales has developed her expertise in the areas of social and structural determinants of health outcomes in low-income communities, communities of color, and other minoritized populations. She takes an intersectional approach to her work, accounting for the historical, social, and political contexts of communities’ lived experiences and the impact of power structures and systems of oppression.

Morales is dedicated to community engagement and prioritizes the application of community-based participatory approaches in all areas of her work. She is also experienced in designing and implementing public health interventions, conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and collaborating with communities and partners to drive positive health outcomes. Additionally, Morales is an experienced public health educator and mentor, with a proven track record of successfully teaching and guiding students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus (2015)
  • BA
    Boston College (2011)


  • How Latina women mitigate negative breastfeeding care experiences and its implications for healthcare quality: A qualitative study
    Boston, MA, United States 2022
    American Public Health Association 2022 Annual Conference
  • Utilizing the Program Impact Pathways (PIP) Evaluation Framework: A novel approach for refining interventions and informing evaluations
    Southington, CT, United States 2022
    Connecticut Public Health Association 2022 Annual Conference
  • Community Engagement in Assessing Implementation of a Virtual Diabetes Program with Support from CHWs
    Seattle, WA, United States 2022
    Society for Prevention Research 2022 Annual Conference
  • Fostering Community Engagement & Community Involvement in Research: Integration of the New Haven Health Leaders Program in the Accountable Health Communities Research Project at Yale New Haven Hospital
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Community Alliance for Research Engagement (CARE)’s Community Research Fellows (formerly known as New Haven Health Leader’s Program) Graduation and Poster Session
  • Enhancing Care, Reducing Costs: Impacts of an Ambulatory ICU Model of Care for High Risk, High Utilizing Patients
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Unite for Sight 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference
  • Recognizing and Addressing Food Insecurities at Health Centers
    Wallingford, CT, United States 2018
    Connecticut Hospital Association’s Statewide Collaborative to Address Social Determinants of Health Series: Hunger and Health in Connecticut Program

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader AwardGeorge Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services2019

Professional Service

National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)Exam Writer, Public Health Board Certification. Exam writer for the following competency areas: Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health; Program Planning and Evaluation; Health Equity and Social Justice2022 - Present
University of New HavenMentor, SUCCESS Mentoring Program2022 - Present
Board of Directors, Downtown Evening Soup KitchenCurrent Appointments: Vice-President; Member, Nominations Committee; Member, Programs Committee; Member, Equity Task Force. Past Appointments: Chair, Nominations Committee; Executive Officer, Board Secretary.2019 - Present

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