Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH

National Council of La Raza
Institute for Hispanic Health
Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 16th Street NW
Washington DCUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Maria E. Rosa, PhD., DrPH., CARN Vice President, Institute for Hispanic Health National Council of La Raza Dr. Maria E. Rosa is the Vice President for the Institute for Hispanic Health (IHH) at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. In this capacity, she maintains overall strategic and operations responsibility for the IHH program areas, which include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, HIV/AIDS, STDs, genetics, reproductive health, and nutrition and exercise. In addition, Dr. Rosa co-directs the NCLR-CSULB (California State University, Long Beach) Center for Latino Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training, a joint initiative between NCLR and CSULB. The NCLR-CSULB Center has been designed to develop and implement cutting-edge health programs, conduct rigorous evaluation of NCLR-operated health programs, administer other community-based health interventions, and conduct related activities. Dr. Rosa is a highly qualified professional who has proven to be a strong advocate for Hispanic populations. As such, she promotes the highest standards of practice in education, research, and service to accomplish the mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives of Healthy People 20102020. Among her qualifications, Dr. Rosa holds two doctoral degrees: a Ph.D. in Nursing Sciences from University of California, Los Angeles, and a Dr.PH (Doctor of Public Health) from Loma Linda University in California with post-doctoral studies conducted at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining NCLR, Dr. Rosa worked as Dean and Professor of the School of Health Sciences, Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico; Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Rosa is currently the president of the nonprofit organization, the Rosa Institute of Puerto Rico: A Health Promotion and Health Education Center.