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Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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A. Paula Cupertino
Assistant Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Kansas  
Kansas City

Biography

Dr. Cupertino is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Cupertino has been the University of Kansas Medical Center’s (KUMC) most visible and outspoken advocate for addressing health disparities in the Latino community since 2005. Her critical role in this effort was publically recognized in 2011, when she was asked by the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC to direct the JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health.

Dr. Cupertino currently serves as the GMaP Region 4 Chair of the Communication and Dissemination Committee and is a member of the Internal Coordinating Committee.

Dr. Cupertino has conducted extensive research on health disparity issues both here in the United States, Mexico and in Brazil. Dr. Cupertino has had an active role in several NIH and CDC funded projects in community-based participatory research, cancer prevention, tobacco cessation and prevention among rural smokers and Latinos, the reduction of health disparities among Latinos, immigrant health, and e-health initiatives that employ computer kiosks and telemedicine.

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Preventative Medicine, immigrant health, and e-health initiatives

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