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Daphne Delgado - February 2014 Fellow of the Month

Daphne Delgado
PepsiCo Foundation Health Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Miami, Florida
School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Degree: MPH, Health Behavior
Placement: Office of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Daphne Delgado is a Cuban-American raised in Miami. She received a B.A. in cultural anthropology, with a minor in biology, from Duke University in 2008. During her undergraduate career, Daphne was a founding member of both the Latino Pre-Health Society and the Duke Cuban-American Student Association (CASA). Prior to graduate school, Daphne spent two years at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – a non-profit patient-based advocacy organization – where she managed grassroots advocacy volunteers in strategic congressional districts. She also coordinated all logistics for the organization’s annual Advocacy Day, a 500-person event where advocates from across the country gather in Washington, D.C.

Daphne completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) in health behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. As a graduate student, Daphne focused her research and work experience on health disparities, cancer, chronic disease, and tobacco control. She was actively involved in the Minority Health Conference, the largest and oldest student-run health conference in the country, as the Broadcast Co-Chair. Additionally, she was a Public Health Counselor for the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) free clinic, the oldest student-run clinic in the country.

As the Health Graduate Fellow, Daphne seeks to build on her skills and experiences to gain a better understanding of how current health policies affect Latinos and other minorities. She aims to ensure that traditionally underserved communities are meaningfully included in the federal health policymaking process.


Past Fellow of the Month

Eric Hernandez - May 2014 Fellow of the Month
Scott Astrada March 2014 Fellow of the Month
Daphne Delgado - February 2014 Fellow of the Month
Carolina Rizzo - January 2014 Fellow of the Month
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo - December 2013 Fellow of the Month
Yesenia Lopez - November 2013 Fellow of the Month
Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez: October 2013 Fellows of the Month
Reuben Kapp - May 2013 Fellow of the Month
Michael Bueno - Fellow of the Month - April 2013
Jennifer Castillo - Fellow of the Month March 2013
Morgan Brand - Fellow of the Month February 2013
Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves & Daniel Lind - January 2013
Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves - January 2013
Pamela Diaz - December 2012
Jose Plaza - November 2012
Elizabeth Salinas - April 2012
Mario Flores - March 2012
Tomas Robles, Jr. - February 2012
Cristal Ruiz - December 2011
Monica Bautista - November 2011
Alyssa Padilla - May 2011
Josefina Villanueva - April 2011
Alexis Ruiz - March 2011
Judith Perez -- February 2011
Romie Barriere -- December 2010
Miguel Lopez -- November 2010
Evelia Castillo -- May 2010
Julio Costa - April 2010
Ulises A. Gonzalez - March 2010
Andrea Serra - February 2010
Bertha Guerrero - January 2010
Rebecca Medina - December 2009
Rita Rico - November 2009
Craig Martinez-May 2009
Daniel Montes-April 2009
Stephen Perez-March 2009
Veronica Duron-February 2009
Esther Valle-April 2008
Robert Fuentes-March 2008
M. Lucero Ortiz-February 2008
Daniel Herrera-January 2008
Frinny R. Polanco-November 2007
Betsaida Alcantara-April 2007
Jose A. Medina-March 2007
Angelica M. Reza-February 2007


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