Reginaldo Garcia, PhD
San Luis Valley Program Director
- Community-based participatory research
- Explanations of good health among disadvantaged persons
- Explanations of poor health among persons of means
- Interaction of public health and personal variables in health outcomes
- Increasing peoples' priority on prevention choices over reliance on treatment
Current Research Projects:
- NIH: A community-based participatory research approach to collecting health and built environment data (10/09-9/11, San Luis Valley Community Health Survey Lead): The purpose of this administrative supplement to the Community Engagement Core of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is to conduct two community health surveys: one in the San Luis Valley and one in the Denver faith-based African American community. We expect to achieve a more accurate picture of the health status of residents because community partners will play a key role in data collection, multiple methods will be used to collect data, sample sizes will be larger than BRFSS leading to more accurate point estimates, and a special emphasis will be placed on reaching residents who typically do not participate in land line surveys. The end result will be two community health profiles that can be used for setting research and intervention priorities as well as gauging health status change over time. In addition, a methodology for conducting community health surveillance using a CBPR approach will be produced and disseminated to interested stakeholders.
- NIH: Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) (05/08-04/13, Community Liaison): The CTSA program will create a definable academic home for the discipline of clinical and translational science. The award supports infastructure for innovative and translational research.
- University of Colorado Boulder, BA, Psychology, 1974
- University of Colorado Boulder, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1985