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Oralia Loza

 
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Oralia Loza
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences

Dr. Loza’s research is the area of Substance Abuse and Risk Factors for HIV/STI and Hepatitis C Virus among migrants, transgender women, and other marginalized individuals living on the U.S.-Mexico border. She is part of the UTEP Vulnerability Issues in Drug Abuse (VIDA) Project, an interdisciplinary research team in substance abuse funded by the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She conducts research in collaboration with Mexican colleagues in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua. Together with colleagues and Master of Public Health Program (MPH) students, she has had the pleasure of producing important and novel results in these areas and has presented research findings at at local, national, and international forums to inform future interventions among vulnerable populations.

KEYWORDS

  1. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
  2. Hispanic populations
  3. HIV
  4. LGBT Health
  5. Migrants
  6. Sexual and gender minorities

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Global Enterprise & Border Studies
  2. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  3. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues