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PHS welcomes three new Assistant Professors to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The department of Public Health Sciences is proud to announce the addition of three Assistant Professors. Francisco Cartujano-Barrera, MD, who joined us in September 2021, is a Latino researcher focusing on the development and implementation of mobile health interventions for smoking cessation among underserved populations (e.g., Latinos, people living with HIV, people living in low- and middle-income countries). In January 2022, we welcome José G. Pérez Ramos, PhD, MPH, and Wyatte Hall, PhD from the URMC Obstetrics and Gynecology department. Dr. Pérez Ramos is a Latino researcher focusing on designing and implementing technological, community-oriented research initiatives to reduce health inequities and address sociostructural determinants of health among minoritized groups globally. Dr. Hall is a Deaf researcher focusing on community engagement and overall reduction of health disparities in deaf populations, with a particular focus on the relationship between early childhood language experiences and subsequent health, cognitive, education, and overall quality of life outcomes across the lifespan – especially the phenomenon of language deprivation​. All three Assistant Professors are joining the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division of PHS.