Liliana is a Project Manager at Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UC San Diego Health. Prior to her work at UCSD, Liliana was the Director of the Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health where she worked for almost 20 years. During that time, she led several projects aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of Latino immigrants in the U.S., including the coordination of the annual Binational Health Week, one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to offer health education and preventive services to migrant populations. Other projects included the annual Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health, the Research Program in Migration and Health, and the Binational Promotores Program. Liliana managed several state and national campaigns targeting Spanish speaking Latinos on different health topics including COVID-19, Zika, H1N1 Influenza, Mental Health and Access to Healthcare. She is the editor of four editions of the “English – Spanish Dictionary of Health-Related Terms” and has collaborated in the development of several other publications, including a manual on migration and mental health for community health workers.
Liliana is co-instructor of a graduate course on Migration and Global Health at San Diego State University. She is a long-standing active member of the San Diego County Promotores Coalition, the Farmworkers CARE Coalition, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profits serving low-income and uninsured San Diego County residents: We Support You and Champions for Health. Liliana received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication and Journalism in Colombia, and her Master’s in Public Health at San Diego State University.