“Reaching Minority Populations with Tailored Diabetes Education: Research to Reality”
Ninfa Peña-Purcell, PhD, MCHES, is research scientist for Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA). She also serves as adjunct professor with the Health Science Center School of Public Health. Dr. Peña-Purcell is author of numerous health programs including ¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes! (Sí, Yo Puedo) and Wisdom, Power, Control, which are culturally tailored diabetes education programs targeting Hispanic/Latinos and African Americans, respectively. These programs are nationally recognized diabetes education programs. For over twenty years, Dr. Peña-Purcell has been contributing to public health research and practice through her work in chronic disease prevention and management, worksite health promotion, and cultural competency. Her passion is to improve health outcomes among underserved populations. With a focus on personal empowerment, Dr. Peña-Purcell commits her time to partnering with community organizations to speak on various health and wellness topics.
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