Adriana   Argaiz

Adriana Argaiz, MSSP

Associate Director, Community Engagement with the Southern California Center for Chronic Health Disparities in Latino Families and Children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

SC CTSI Role

Adriana will be leading community engagement for a new center grant focused on reducing disparities related to obesity, diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among Latino children and families in Southern California. This will involve fostering collaborations between researchers, community organizations, clinicians and healthcare systems, public health agencies, policy makers, other key stakeholders and community members throughout Southern California. 

Contact Information

Adriana.Argaiz@med.usc.edu

Professional Background

Adriana Argaiz is a social policy specialist with nearly two decades of success in planning, developing and managing social impact programs that bring equity to under-served populations. She has extensive community engagement and partnership building experience and is deeply passionate about social justice, with a specific focus on immigrants and the Latinx population.

Prior to joining CTSI, Adriana worked as a Diplomat for the Mexican Foreign Service. In her former role as Director for Community Engagement at the Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles, she led public relations and community outreach efforts for Mexico’s largest Consulate, and managed a broad portfolio of immigration, education, financial literacy and physical and mental health programs serving over 50K people annually. 

Before coming to Los Angeles, Adriana held diplomatic positions in Guatemala, Argentina and Austin. She also lived in Toronto, London, Washington DC and Mexico City, where she worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Social Development.

Adriana holds a Master Degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and received her Bachelors Degree from Universidad de las Americas Puebla, in Mexico. 

She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Interests

Reading, traveling, horticulture, yoga, and spending time with family and friends. 

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.