Originally from the Dominican Republic, Flor de Abril Cameron holds two Master in Public Health degrees and has advanced training in program evaluation and health equity. She currently works as a qualitative research specialist at the University of Pittsburgh while pursuing a PhD in Public Health from the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences department within the School of Public Health. Flor has a keen interest in reproductive health and health equity issues, encouraging program evaluation and inclusion of minority communities in health research. Her academic work has focused on program evaluation and minority population's access to healthcare both nationally and abroad. For her PhD work, Flor intends to focus on respectful maternity care, specifically addressing factors that could lead to traumatic birth experiences in the immigrant and refugee communities of Pittsburgh. Aside from academia, Flor serves on the board of the Latino Community Center, where she is currently board secretary and chair of governance committee. Her work with the community center has allowed Flor to give back to her community and see first hand the impact of the work that the center does. Through her multiple endeavors, Flor hopes to improve access to quality healthcare services for minority populations and encourage active participation of underrepresented communities in healthcare research.
Qualitative Research Specialist and PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh