Project MALES will be hosting our first plática of Spring 2022 on Monday, February 21st from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. CDT in room 2.814 of the George I. Sánchez Building (SZB). We have the amazing honor to be joined by Norma A. Padrón, Ph.D., MPH, M.A., who will share some of her experiences as a Latina from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and her perspective on the role of academic training opportunities to build the skills and strategies for lifelong learning.
Dr. Padrón’s work focuses on the application of research principles to improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of digitally enabled, and digitally delivered products and services to advance health. She’s held roles in the health care industry including in the academic and non-profit sectors, leading teams that leverage data analytics and technology in the spaces of population health, value-based models, and quality and performance.
In addition to her work in digital health, Dr. Padrón has held board positions in education and technology including as Chair of the Industry Advisory Board of the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, CHOT (Center for Health Organization Transformation), Secretary of the Board for Consilium Bots, and the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board.
She earned a Ph.D. in health policy and management (economics track) from Yale University, a master’s degree in economics from Duke University, a master’s degree in public health from Universitat Pompeau Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in economics (math minor) from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.
Pláticas are held monthly during the academic year and highlight faculty and community leaders whose work centers and/or impacts boys and young men of color through research and practice.
Food will be provided from 5:00 – 5:30 P.M. CDT. We invite all UT students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us.