She is an associate professor in health education at the University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health and Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She received a BA from Mount Holyoke College, and MA and EdD from Harvard University.
She directs the Puerto Rico Mentoring Institute for HIV and Mental Health Research which supports junior researchers. She has published about public health education, mentoring, research capacity building, and sociobehavioral aspects of drug use.
She is mainly involved in three areas of scholarship:
• HIV/Health Disparities Research Development and Mentoring
• Sociobehavioral Aspects of Pharmacy
• History of the Health Sciences