Pamela J. Turbeville graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in 1972 as a double major in Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. Upon graduating, Ms. Turbeville pursued graduate degrees (MBA in Finance from the University of Denver, MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas) and executive education (Stanford Executive Program). She was selected to receive the 2000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Achievement Award at the Homecoming event. Ms. Turbeville has strong family ties to the University of Arizona. Her father, John H. Turbeville, two aunts, and many other family members received UA degrees. In 2000, to support faculty research and teaching, Ms. Turbeville established The Pamela J. Turbeville Endowment in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read More
Danielle Hiraldo, Ph.D., & Shandel Mariano, Native Nations Institute University of Arizona
Title: Sovereignty in a Pandemic: Tribal Codes as Preparedness
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 3:30PM-4:15PM
Ada Wilkinson-Lee, Ph.D., University of Arizona Department of Mexican American Studies
Title: Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Health Disparities in Latinx Communities
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 3:30PM-4:15PM
Abstract: In this session, Dr. Wilkinson-Lee will explore the benefits and strategies of using community-based participatory research approaches in order to conduct culturally responsive research within Latinx communities. Latinxs in Arizona are disproportionately affected by chronic disease and social conditions that contribute to health disparities. Dr. Wilkinson-Lee’s centered research efforts have focused on community health workers (CHWs),or promotoras,as agents of health and social change. Trusted members of the communities they serve, CHWs are frontline public health workers who understand and represent community needs within and outside traditional health systems.She will provide examples from her current research projects to illustrate how collaborating with community health workers and community action boards, guide the research agenda and provide additional assets to how data is collected, interpreted and utilized to create evidence-based prevention approaches meant to advance systemic policy changes at various institutional levels.