Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez

Faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico, Dean of the School of Health Professions

Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez, D.H.Sc., has been a faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico for more than 30 years, is the Dean of the School of Health Professions, and the Principal Investigators of a R25 training program for young investigators funded by NIMHD. Dr. Segarra-Vázquez is a two time breast cancer survivor and became an advocate after her first diagnosis.  She became a volunteer for Komen Puerto Rico and was Board President for four years. Under her leadership the PR Affiliate received the Komen Promise Award. She has also traveled to Komen Global Initiative to meet with different groups that provided services to breast cancer patients and participated in a public activity of breast. Dr. Segarra-Vazquez is very active as a research advocate and one of her main focus is to increase diversity in clinical trials. She has served several times as a consumer reviewer for the Breast Cancer Research Program of the DoD. She is the Vice-Chair of the Susan G. Komen Advocates in Science Steering Committee, and is a member of SWOG Cancer Network Patient Advocates Committee and the Cancer Care Delivery Committee. She was a member of the Puerto Rico Cancer Control Coalition for ten years. She is the co-founder and co-investigator of HIDEAS (Hispanics Increasing Diversity to Enhance Advocacy in Science).   

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