Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments
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Faculty and Staff
Ana Rita Díaz-Muñoz, Academic Director
Ana Rita Díaz-Muñoz received a BA in sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago, Chile, and an MA in social demography from the Universidad Nacional de Luján. Presently, Ms. Díaz-Muñoz is a PhD candidate at the University of Buenos Aires' prestigious College of Social Sciences. She is also a researcher at Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social (IDES) where she specializes in social, population, and health policy.
Ms. Díaz-Muñoz has been a professor at a variety of universities, including at the family studies master’s program at the University of Buenos Aires’ Law School since 2000. She also has extensive experience working as a consultant for government and international agencies such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
Her research has focused on poverty, social policy, and health systems reforms. She is the author of numerous books, academic articles, and technical reports. Currently, she is conducting research on the impact of social policies in reducing social inequality in early childhood. From 2003 to 2005, she was a consultant for UNDP, evaluating projects for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Argentina.
Ms. Díaz-Muñoz previously served as the academic director for the Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change program. She joined SIT in the fall of 2005.
Valeria Lliubaroff, Program Assistant
Valeria finished her studies in informal education and received her degree as a national recreational technician in 2008. Currently, she studies anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires. She has been an educational coordinator working with young people in social clubs and schools since 2006. In 2005, she had her own homestay experience in Troyes and Avignon, France. Valeria joined a community theater in 2011 and participates in art projects and recreational activities there. As program assistant, Valeria helps students with daily issues, manages program logistics, and assists the academic director in coordinating all program activities.
Valeria Gonzalez, Homestay Coordinator
Valeria graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Buenos Aires in 2004. From there, she continued her education with postgraduate studies in cognitive psychotherapy and higher education teaching. Since 2009, she has worked at a community care program for children and adolescents with autism and other psychosocial problems in Buenos Aires. In her role as homestay coordinator, she works with students and families to facilitate the homestay experience, and assists the academic director in managing student affairs.
Lectures will be provided by faculty from Universidad ISALUD, Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche, and other academic institutions, as well as healthcare practitioners from Hospital El Cruce.
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Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Buenos Aires
Language Study: Spanish
Prerequisites: 3 semesters of Spanish and relevant coursework Read more...
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