Rosa Barahona

Rosa Barahona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She has managed programs in a variety of topics in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), and has been a leader in the implementation of health education and promotion campaigns both in Latin America and with Latino communities in California, bridging academia with community-based settings and working with promotores de salud. In particular she has facilitated the work on award winning programs like, Tamale Lesson, Es Tiempo, Su Corazon Su Vida, the National Latino Tobacco Control Network, Hispanos/Latinos Unidos en Casinos, Unidos Por la Salud, and on implementing one of the first programs in multiunit housing to prevent secondhand smoke exposure among Latinos, Regale Salud. She also oversees a community based research project in American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Korean and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.