Josiemer Mattei
Posted On March 5, 2020
Associate Professor Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health FOCUS Josiemer focuses on translating research on diet, psychosocial factors, and health among Latin@s into tailored messages and programs for chronic disease prevention in this population. STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: Puerto Rico Alianza Para Alimentacion Saludable (Alliance for Healthy Eating) The quality of the food consumed in Puerto… View Article
Gabriela Álvarez
Posted On March 5, 2020
Chef Liberation Cuisine FOCUS At the start of the CoHL Fellowship Gabriela had been working as a chef for nearly a decade. She originally went to culinary school with the intention of improving mainstream narratives around healthy BIPOC food. Her work is in response to systemic food apartheid, BIPOC food stories and medicinal wisdom being… View Article
Bernard Ortega
Posted On July 23, 2019
Program Administrator Mount Sinai Health System FOCUS Bernard works in East Harlem, where the average life expectancy is 10 years less than the community next door—the Upper East Side. He believes that a person’s health should not be dictated by their zip code. At Mount Sinai Hospital, he has helped form a program with teams… View Article
Yanna Muriel
Posted On July 22, 2019
Agricultural Manager Visit Rico FOCUS Puerto Rico, the oldest colony in the world, is not food sovereign. While the organic farming industry continues to increase, small-scale farmers are disappearing. For more than a decade, I have been supporting local initiatives to build healthy food systems. Visit Rico, Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico,… View Article
Shannon McGuire
Posted On July 22, 2019
Chief Empowerment Officer Spark Strategic Solutions, LLC FOCUS Idahoans face significant health challenges in food security, access to care, obesity, and mental health. The increase in rural Idaho’s social challenges has been rapid, often outpacing the proposed solutions from organizations and even entire sectors. This gap has created health inequities that require a comprehensive, cross-sector… View Article