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Oralia Loza

 
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Oralia Loza
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences - Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center

Dr. Loza’s research is in the area of Substance Abuse and Risk Factors for HIV/STI and Hepatitis C Virus among high-risk populations including sexual and gender minorities, transgender women, migrants, 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. With colleagues and students in Master of Public Health Program (MPH), she has had the pleasure of producing important and novel results in these areas and has presented research findings at local, national, and international forums. As adviser of the Students for Public Health, she guides students in campus and community health promotion service activities. Alongside with MPH alumni, she is leading, The Purple Pages of El Paso, a referral list and website for LGBTQ friendly healthcare and social services providers.

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