Diana Sheehan Delgado, MPH
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
B.S. in Health Science, Boston University Sargent School of Rehabilitation and Health Science
My research interests are in social epidemiology and health disparities particularly among the Latino population. As a research fellow at the Center for Substance Use and AIDS Research on Latinos in the United States (C-SALUD) my current research examines neighborhood-level determinants of delayed diagnosis and survival among HIV-positive Latinos in Florida. In addition, my research focuses on identifying potential disparities within Latinos of varying ethnic origins.
Over the past 10 years, I have devoted my career to improving the health of Latinos in medical and public health settings. These professional experiences, as well as being born and raised in Latin America, allowed me to witnessed firsthand the disparities in health and health outcomes among this population. The successes and failures of these experiences have taught me that the essence of an effective public health intervention is in the availability of population-specific research studies concerning the causes and distributions of disease. This understanding guided my decision to become an independent researcher in the field of Latino health, health disparities, and epidemiology.