Contact Information

Research Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
Medical Sciences Campus School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
United States of America

Office 787-758-2525 ext 2336

marisol.pena@upr.edu

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2006

 

Marisol Peña-Orellana, MS, Ed.D

Marisol Peña-Orellana, MS, Ed.D

Education

Ed.D. InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico
M.S. University of Puerto Rico

Research Statement

Marisol Peña Orellana, MS, Ed.D, is a Research Assistant Professor Center for Preparedness in Public Health University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus School of Public Health. She is also an adjunct professor at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico in the Department of Graduate Nursing. Dr. Peña has been working in research with mental health, physical health, vulnerable populations and service utilization for more than eighteen years. In addition, Dr. Peña has extensive experience with quantitative methodologies. Her main research interests are in health disparities among latinos and vulnerable population and health literacy

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Recent Publications

Peña-Orellana, M; Hernández-Víver, A; Caraballo-Correa, G & Albizu-García C. (2010). Prevalence of HCV Risk Behaviors Among Prison Inmates: Tattooing and Injected Drug Use. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved ( In Press).

Marín HA, Ramírez R, Wise PH, Peña M, Sánchez Y, Torres R. (2009). The Effect of Medicaid Managed Care on Prenatal Care: The Case of Puerto Rico. Maternal Child Health Journal, 13, 187-197.

Pérez CM, Albizu C, Peña M, Torres EA, Reyes JC, Colón H, Ortiz AP, Suárez E (2007). Hepatitis C in Puerto Rico: A Time for Public Health Action. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal Dec;26(4):395-400.