Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Victoria Sánchez

Jeanny Reither - Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:55

Victoria Sánchez is an Associate Professor in the College of Population Health (COPH) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque.

She earned her MPH at the University of California at Berkeley and her Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She directs the MPH Community Health Concentration track at UNM and teaches social and behavioral sciences courses for the COPH.



Currently, Dr. Sánchez is working with Klein Buendel. She serves as a collaborating scientist with Dr. Gill Woodall and Dr. David Buller on WayToServe Español: A Culturally-Appropriate Online Responsible Beverage Service Training for Spanish-Speaking Servers project (R44MD010405; G. Woodall, PI), funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She will assist with the creation of culturally-appropriate content and the translation of the English WayToServe online training program to Spanish. She will ensure that the translation is compatible with the values and needs of servers in Spanish language-dominant bars and restaurants. The randomized control trial will take place at Spanish-dominant businesses in the Southwestern region of the United States.

In addition to her collaboration to Klein Buendel, Dr. Sánchez is currently working with multi-disciplinary research teams in the areas of:

  • Substance abuse screening and brief interventions in primary care practices
  • The development and testing of culturally and linguistically adapted media approaches to improve substance abuse programming in Hispanic communities
  • Exploring how public health organizations integrate health equity into their plans and interventions
  • Testing and refining Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) partnering and outcome measures

Dr. Sánchez has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Progress in Community Health Partnerships, Evaluation and Program Planning, Health Education and Behavior, Health Education Research, and has book chapters in Health Behavior and Health Education, Community-Based Participatory Research for Health and Community Organizing and Community Building for Health.

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