Anayansi Lombardero, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of Montana
M.A. University of Montana
B. A. San Francisco State University
My strong interest in health and social change led me to pursue a research career. My professional plan is to obtain an academic career in which I can conduct research on the prevention of chronic diseases, especially among minority and underserved populations, who are at disproportionate risk of heart disease and other chronic health conditions. As an ethnic minority woman, it is of great importance to me to serve as a role model and mentor to future generations of researchers and scholars. For this reason, I plan to obtain an academic career in which mentoring and research activities are central components of my work.
My research interests include the management of chronic diseases, and the development, testing, and implementation of behavior change approaches for at-risk populations (e.g., tobacco cessation). My current focus is in disease prevention, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, with special attention to understanding how relevant cultural factors and patient preferences can influence treatment success.