Brendaly Rodriguez, MA

Project Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program at the University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Brendaly Rodriguez is the Project Manager of the Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at University of Miami. A 1997 Fulbright Communication Scholar, she received a BA from University of Puerto Rico, and an MA from Arizona State University. For close to 20 years, she has coordinated and managed CDC and NIH-funded projects and other large-scale programs on Hispanic/Latino communities, language and culture issues, public health, social marketing, health communication, and evaluation practice. She is also frequently sought after as a presenter and consultant on these issues. Among her leadership roles, she is member of the HHS/OMH National Steering Committee for Promotores de Salud, is the past Vice President of the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association (LC-APHA), and is Co-President of the Florida Community Health Workers Coalition (FCHWC). As such, she led a statewide coalition that ultimately resulted in Florida becoming the 7th state to develop a Community Health Worker (CHW) certification program and a training module on patient centered outcomes research for CHWs and promotores de salud.

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