Rafael E. Bahamonde, PhD., FACSM, FISBSDr. Bahamonde received his Ph.D. in Human Performance with a sports biomechanics major and a minor in human anatomy from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Bahamonde's research interests are in sport and clinical biomechanics which include, gait analysis, injury prevention and sports equipment testing. He served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Associate Dean, Interim Dean of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and is currently the Founding Dean of the New School of Health and Human Sciences.
Ivette Barbosa, MSW, is a native from the island of Puerto Rico where she grew up and completed her Bachelors and Masters Degree in the field of Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico. She was the recipient of the NASW Puerto Rican chapter scholarship to complete her studies. She joined the School of Social Work in January 2009 as the BSW Student Services Coordinator. Prior to her appointment, she taught in the BSW program as an associate faculty. Ivette Barbosa moved to the city of Indianapolis in 1993 and has worked with the Hispanic/Latino population.
Dr. Bigatti graduated from the Joint Program in Clinical Psychology between University of California San Diego and San Diego State University. Her degree is in Clinical Psychology with a Behavioral Medicine specialization. She completed her clinical internship at Yale University School of Medicine. Since obtaining her degree, Dr. Bigatti has been an academician and researcher, with over 50 publications and well over 150 research presentations at local, national, and international scientific conferences. She has received both internal and external funding for her research endeavors.
Amanda Bonilla currently serves as the Assistant Director for Social Justice Education where she oversees the MCâ€™s social justice programming and initiatives. Amandaâ€™s career in student affairs began several years ago through her involvement and activism as a student leader at IUPUI during her undergraduate years as one of the student leaders involved in the creation of the Multicultural Center. As a first generation- women of color, Amandaâ€™s personal story of navigating a Predominantly White Campus cultivated her passion for cross cultural dialogue and student advocacy in an effort to create more understanding and inclusive college environments for all. Amandaâ€™s work in the MC focuses on co-curricular learning by helping students understand and navigate their identities and privileges so that they may be empowered to create positive social change in society up graduation.Along with her work in the MC, Amanda serves as an advisor, facilitator, and trainer on and off campus regarding issues of social justice and also serves as adjunct faculty in the PETM department at IUPUI teaching Zumba classes. Before coming to the MC, Amanda worked in the Division of Student Affairs for several years and at Clemson University where she served as the Associate Director for Multicultural Program and Services. Amanda holds a B.A in Sociology and Criminal Justice and a Masters of Science from the Indiana University School of Education Higher Education Student Affairs program.
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, I went to Boise State University for my undergraduate degree where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences. Later attending University of South Alabama for my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. I have worked at IUPUI since August 2018 as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as a proud member of the Latino Faculty Staff Council.
Gloria Diaz, M.S. Ed. is the Coordinator of Academic and Career Support for the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP). They graduated from Indiana University Blooming in May 2016 with a Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs and from California State University San Marcos in May 2013 with a dual Bachelor's degree in Medical Anthropology and Women's Studies. They are a first-generation Latinx professional, who was born and raised in California. They are passionate in supporting students achieve their academic and professional goals to pave the way for the next generations. When they are not working, they enjoy traveling and eating delicious food.
Worked at IUPUI for 31 years all within the IU School of Medicine. I work with all medical students and med graduate students. International worked for Honduras ENLACE.
Born in Cayey, PR and migrated to Fort Wayne in 1967, with my mother. I have been at IUSM for 31 years and at IU for 33 years total, 2 at IU Bloomington. I am on the IPREP Executive Committee.
Dr. Wilburn is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. She completed her certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University which has given her advanced expertise in integrating healthcare system change. Dr. Wilburn specializes in occupational therapy implementation sciences research. She is a community engaged scholar practitioner and her most recent projects include adolescent substance use disorder recovery.
Karina Garduno joined the IUPUI Multicultural Center in June 2015. As the Assistant Director for Multicultural Programming, Karina works in several areas within the Multicultural Center including: multicultural programmatic efforts, developing retention efforts and outreach for diverse student populations, accountability for affiliated student organizations, and support and advising in the MC.
Native from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Moved to Indianapolis in 2005 for Family Medicine Trainning at IU-Methodist Family Medicine Residency, currently involve with Global Health Medicine in Latin America.Personal Interest include Traveling, Art, Fine Dining, Theater, Concerts, Running, Crossfit, Bodybuilding.
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.M.W.AExecutive Director, IUNCOE in Womenâ€™s Health, she leads efforts to achieve the mission of improving the health of Indiana women with an outreach program, statewide collaborations, and impacting policy decisions. Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, she served as the Chief Physician Executive Outpatient Care/Center of Excellence in Womenâ€™s Health @ Eskenazi, provides primary care for patients with chronic diseases/cancer survivors/eating disorders.
Dr. Sebastian Lara was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia where he completed his DDS program. After some time working as dental practitioner and faculty member at Universidad El Bosque, Dr. Lara moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil to continue his dental training in the areas of Pediatric Dentistry and Cariology, obtaining his MSc and PhD degrees. Then, he moved to the UK, to work as Research Associate for the Dental Health Unit - The University of Manchester.
Jose Magallon Maciel currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct. Jose first joined the Division of Student Affairs at IUPUI in July 2015 specifically working for Housing and Residence Life. During his time in housing, Jose served for three years as a member of the University Hearing Commission and the Sexual Misconduct Hearing Panel.
Dr. Susana Mariscal is a community-engaged scholar with an active research agenda centered on the prevention of child maltreatment and promotion of resilience among children and families, particularly those who identify as Latinx. She has led several federally-funded projects that evaluate evidence-based services in community settings, and her work continues to explore the intersections between child maltreatment, domestic violence, and substance use.
Dr. MaupomÃ© is an oral health researcher with primary interests in dental health services research and oral epidemiology, oral treatment needs among patients at high risk of disease or subject to health and social disparities, and analysis of professional practices â€“ including how dental professionals make therapeutic decisions.
Dr. Monica A. Medina, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI and has been engaged in the community schools field of study for the past two decades. As a participatory action researcher, civic-engaged faculty member, author of multiple professional journal articles â€” and speaker â€” about Latino issues about diversity, equity, and family and community engagement in our public schools. Dr. Medina has prepared pre-service teachers to teach in urban schools.
Born and raised in Colombia, Dr. Max Jacobo Moreno-MadriÃ±Ã¡n is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science within the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. In his home country of Colombia, Dr Moreno received his bachelorâ€™s degree in zootechnics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and his masterâ€™s degree in environmental management for sustainable development from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Dr. Moreno earned his PhD in public health with a concentration in environmental health from the University of South Florida School of Public Health at Tampa, Florida, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center at Huntsville, Alabama.Dr. Morenoâ€™s research applies geographical information systems and remote sensing technology to solve water-related public health problems. He is working to understand the relationship between surface water quality and land use, as well as the influencing mechanisms of cultural and physical environmental determinants of water-related vector-transmitted diseases.
Dr. Molly Morin completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland in May 2018. Her dissertation research focused on better understanding the career pathways and lived experiences of Latina/Chicana senior student affairs officers. Molly's research interests focus on the experiences of underrepresented/underserved populations in higher education, especially Latina and Women of Color administrators. Molly completed her master's degree in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, participated in the McNair Scholars Program at Claremont Graduate University, and completed her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from the University of La Verne.
Rosa Tezanos Pinto
Rosa Tezanos-Pinto has a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Spanish from the University of Miami, an M.A. in Spanish and B. A. in Sociology and Latin American studies. She has published numerous scholarly articles, books, and book editions on Latin American and Latino Women Writers, Exile, and Testimonial Writing. She is the Founder Director of the Latino Studies Program at IUPUI and has served as Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the Program in Spanish, both appointments in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Dr. Tezanos-Pinto has served on many committees and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the School of Liberal Arts and the Executive Committee of the Indiana Faculty Council (IFC). She has received the Trusteesâ€™ Teaching Award (three times), Best Teacher of the Year Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Best Teacher of the Year Award from Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award, the Order of the Discoverers Award from Sigma Delta Pi, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the School of Liberal Arts, the Harold Eugene Davis Prize for best article published, among many other distinctions. For her scholarship and leadership she was appointed Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (RAE) and Numerary Member or the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. She is Editor-in-Chief of BoletÃn de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua EspaÃ±ola and Associate Director of the peer-review journal, Alba de AmÃ©rica. She is currently Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures and Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Literature at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Samantha Paredes Scribner
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. Daughter of a Mexican immigrant with family ties to Mexico City, Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos, Cuernavaca. Research focuses on educational organizing and policy involving/affecting Latinx families and Latinx newcomers.
I have a longstanding commitment to working with, teaching, and providing service to youth of color in urban communities. I began this commitment as a high school teacher of language arts for the Chicago Public Schools. As a Latina scholar, my scholarship attempts to capture the collective experiences of oppression that students of color navigate. It also serves as a lens that details how within these experiences, students of color manifest their literacy expertise, experiential knowledge, and self-determination.
Born and Raised in Mexico City, Studied Dentistry in Mexico City. MSc in Public Health Dentistry in London, UK. Private practice and research in Mexico City. Came to Indiana University in 2003 as a visiting Scientist. Currently Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Dentistry. I am the director of the Civic Engagement department. I also take students to Mexico City to provide preventive dental services.