Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo, HSPH

Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo, HSPH

Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo, HSPH

Jazmine is a second-year doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is eager to explore how to effectively translate maternal and child health research into policy, particularly as it affects immigrants and other women of color. Most recently she worked for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California, Department of Research & Evaluation and had the opportunity to work on various studies under the Health Services Division to improve the quality of care. In addition, Jazmine participated as a Leadership Fellow for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and had the opportunity to partake in advocacy and community efforts to bring the voices of Latinas to the political platform. Jazmine received her BA and MPH from UC Berkeley. She was introduced to evaluation work as an MPH student and this led her to develop an interest in learning how research can be translated into action. Over the past few years, Jazmine has been pursuing opportunities to expand her evaluation expertise. She participated in the evaluation of a training program for traditional birth attendants in Chiapas, Mexico and the evaluation of a nationwide food security program throughout marginalized communities in Mexico. This glimpse at applied public health opened her eyes to the global nature of health inequity and the importance of community-based work, valuing the lived experience and expertise among community members to collaboratively find solutions to pressing issues.