Recent graduate, Silvia M. Trigoso MPH, works with CDC as a Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Fellow.
Silvia M. Trigoso graduated from the LLU GLBH department with an MPH in 2009. She focused on Global Health and Emergency Preparedness & Response. While at LLUSPH she was able to gain a variety of professional experiences through the guidance and mentorship of various faculty members from the Global Health Department.
From 2007 to 2008, Silvia led the design and implementation of the Living Healthier Pilot Study, a bilingual nutrition and exercise intervention for homeless men and women living with HIV and AIDS within San Bernardino’s Central City Lutheran Mission community. Silvia also continues to offer support to her home country by providing programmatic assistance to an ongoing oral health project implemented by the Chijnaya Foundation and the Peruvian American Dental Association in Chijnaya, an agrarian community in Peru’s Altiplano. This project stems from her fieldwork conducted on Peru ICD 2008. In 2009, as part of her field practicum, Silvia developed tobacco-control advocacy material for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, D.C., a non-profit organization funded under the Bloomberg Initiative, which garners support for comprehensive tobacco-control policy implementation in low and middle-income countries.
Currently, Silvia resides in Atlanta where she is a Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). PHPS is a 3-year training and service fellowship for master’s level public health professionals. The fellowship focuses on public health program management and provides experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at CDC, and in state and local health organizations. As part of her first CDC rotation, Silvia is a member of the Program Evaluation Team with the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination where she coordinates and participates on various activities put forth by the Tuberculosis Program Evaluation Network. Additionally, Silvia is in the process of completing an evaluation of the tuberculosis-control program evaluations plans submitted by 68 jurisdictions (i.e. 50 states, 10 big cities, and 8 island/territories) of the United States, which will prove useful for the technical support the evaluation team provides jurisdictions.
Silvia is willing to to talk to current and prospective students.