Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Emily Adlparvar, MPH

Emily Adlparvar, MPH

Senior Program Manager Salud en Mis Manos Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ms. Emily Adlparvar has extensive experience managing and supporting the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based disease prevention programs supporting medically underserved communities. For the past seven years she has managed and coordinated Salud en Mis Manos (SEMM), Dr. Savas’ CPRIT-funded community-based program (PP190061, PP230038, PP160047) to increase breast and cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination among Latinas and medically underserved women in 36 counties across the South, Gulf Coast, and Texas Panhandle.

Ms. Adlparvar holds a Master's Degree in Public Health in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in Nutrition and Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her previous work experience includes monitoring and troubleshooting a chronic illness program for government workers in Mexico; monitoring and implementing a nutrition-education program among Mexican-border maquiladora workers; developing a diabetes education evaluation tool and implementation steps in Canada; developing and delivering community-based HIV/AIDS stigma reduction materials in Honduras; and providing nutritional support to women with high-risk pregnancies in Canada. She is most interested in learning from and finding ways to work along underserved communities through community-based methods that address social determinants of health and address power imbalances.

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