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Latino Research and Policy Center
 

Staff

Meet the staff of the Latino Research and Policy Center


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Evelinn Borrayo 

Executive Director:  Evelinn Borrayo, PhD

The Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) Executive Director Dr. Evelinn A. Borrayo was appointed by the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Provost in November 2011. Dr. Borrayo holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialty in Health Psychology from the University of North Texas. She joined UCD in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology where she teaches courses in health psychology and in cultural diversity.

Prior to joining UCD, Dr. Borrayo was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University (CSU). In 2000, Dr. Borrayo began collaborating with the LRPC as a Research Associate from CSU. She was the project leader for two pilot studies under the LRPC’s Greater Denver Latino Cancer Prevention and Control Network, a Special Populations Network funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). And more recently, she was the project leader for a pilot study under the LRPC’s Colorado Latino Community Network Project (CO-CNP) also funded by the NCI.

Borrayo Biography 2011.pdf

Suzell Klein 

Center Manager:  Suzell Klein, MA   

Since 1989 Ms. Klein has worked in the health behavioral field where she has focused on health communication and education among diverse underserved or special populations. While working toward a MA with a dual major in Social and Personality psychology, she began her career as an intern at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP). After the internship she moved into a  CPCP Project Manager/Data Analyst position. Ms. Klein worked for more than 7 years at CDPHE before moving to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) (1996 through 2009). At UCD, Ms. Klein began work at the American Indian and Alaska Native Programs (AIANP) and then in 2003 moved to the dual programs of the Clinical Trials Network Program and The Adolescent Research Center where she served as Associate Director of Protocol Implementation, National Director of Training and Research Coordinator, Senior National Protocol Manager and Operations Manager until December 2009.  In January 2010 Ms. Klein moved to the Colorado School of Public Health and the Latino Research and Policy Center where she served as Project Manager of the Colorado Community Network Project through the final report phase of the project. Ms. Klein currently works as the Center Manager for the Latino Research and Policy Center.  

Alice Bradley 

Research Collaborations Coordinator: 

Alice Bradley, MA

Alice Bradley, is the Research Collaborations Coordinator for the Latino Research and Policy Center of the University of Colorado Denver Colorado School of Public Health. Ms. Bradley holds years of experience in health communication and education among diverse underserved populations. She is known for her commitment to addressing health disparities, expertise in communicating complex information into understandable language, cultural competence and successfully establishing partnerships with organizations to reach diverse communities with information and resources to improve health. 

Elisa Morales 

Community Projects Coordinator:  Elisa Morales, MSW

Elisa Morales, is the Community Projects Coordinator at the Latino Research and Policy Center, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado School of Public Health.  Ms. Morales maintains communication and nurtures relationships with community partners.  She worked for the Colorado Latino Community Network Project (CO-CNP), a National Cancer Institute grant and gained knowledge and experience working with the Latino population on cancer health disparities. 
 
Elisa Morales received her Bachelors degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in Sociology and Human Services.  She then attended the University of Denver, and earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work.  Part of her training has been in medical institutions working with individuals and families in crisis situations to improve their strengths and empower them to increase responsiveness in difficult circumstances through therapy and counseling.  Ms. Morales was born and grew up in Morelos, Mexico.  She resides in Denver with her husband Jorge Gonzalez. 

 

Gloria Manuel 

Undergraduate Student Assistant:  Gloria Manuel

Gloria Manuel is an undergraduate student at UCD. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Manuel has been working with the LRPC since September 2010 and has gained a better understanding on what health and social issues the Latino community in Colorado is facing. 

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Graduate Research Assistant:  Jennifer Nguyen, BA

Jennifer Nguyen, is a graduate research student for the Latino Research and Policy Center as well as for the University of Colorado Denver’s Psychology program. Ms. Nguyen graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver in 2009 and is currently pursuing her PhD in their Clinical Health Psychology program. Her interests involve working with the medically underrepresented and underserved populations. She is also one of the Diversity Student Representatives for the American Psychological Association Division 38. Ms. Nguyen looks forward to learning more about the Latino community, particularly the health and social concerns that are arising in Colorado.    

 

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