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Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Director, Global Health Concentration

Dr. Pérez-Escamilla is Professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. His health disparities research involves assessing the impact of community health workers at improving behavioral and metabolic outcomes among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. His research program has been funded with over $18 million from the NIH and other federal agencies. He chairs the International Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and is president-elect of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. He has been a senior adviser to maternal-child community nutrition programs and household food security projects nationally and internationally.