Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Health. University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences Campus
list of publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Acosta-Perez%20E&sort=date&ac=yes
Dr. Acosta, a mid-career researcher, is the Leader of the Community Research and Engagement Core of the Alliance and Coordinator of the Community Research Initiative of Puerto Rico Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence where she promotes community-campus partnerships and collaborations as models for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and translational research. Dr. Acosta-Pérez received a Ph.D. in psychology (2005) and a post-doctoral MSc in clinical research (2009) at the University of Puerto Rico. She was certified as a Community Based Participatory Researcher by the University of New México and has been involved in epidemiology and implementation research in Health Promotion/ Prevention, Mental Health, Asthma, Sexuality, Violence, Disaster, and Obesity across the human lifespan. Currently, she is directing to initiatives in maternal-paternal-infant-child health, teenage pregnancy prevention, COVID-19 awareness, testing and vaccination in elderly and rural communities, and inclusion of minorities and vulnerable communities in research.