Community Advisory Board, Community Engagement Core Program
SC CTSI Role
As a member of the Community Advisory Board (CAB), Miriam participates in a collaborative process to establish research priorities, set goals, and ensure that our activities and research projects are responsive to the community’s needs and interests. We use the term community broadly and recognize that community may include members of the general public as well as other professionals and experts that work in complementary roles outside of the SC CTSI.
The CAB compliments recommendations made by the SC CTSI’s other advisory councils. Furthermore, the CAB will provide the SC CTSI’s leadership team with guidance and direction with respect to how activities and resources will be prioritized and allocated.
Miriam Hernandez graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico, and School of Medicine.
She finished her internship in the General Hospital of Mexicali, Baja California and her social services in the Community Center of the Colonia Herrera in Tijuana, Baja California. In 1989, she received her professional degree as a Medical Surgeon and Midwife from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. Miriam worked as a General Physician in Tijuana, Baja California for 10 years, serving low income communities. She worked as a director of the Health Unit of the Community Center of the Northwest Ibero-Americana University.
Miriam Hernandez has designed and implemented health promoter programs. She was a teacher of the Nursing School of the Ibero-Americana University where she taught Rehabilitation, Physiology, and Scientific Methodology. In 1996 Miriam finished an HIV-AIDS, mini-residency in San Diego. Then, in 1998, she served as a Diabetes diplomat in Tijuana Autonomous University.
In 2000, she received her Bachelor Degree in Medical Science in the United States. Since, then Miriam has worked as the Parent Center Coordinator at San Fernando Elementary School. More recently, she has worked in Providence Health & Services as Health Educator, Coordinator, Supervisor, and Development and Training Manager of the Latino Health Promoter Program where she had the opportunity to visit Guatemala and work in the Public Health Project and the Madres Consejeras Program. Currently, she is the Workforce Training Manager of Vision y Compromiso. She has participated in different advisory groups to introduce the role of the Community Health Promoter into different sectors, such as: HPV with USC, eHealth with UCLA, Cervical Cancer with USC, Autism with USC, Diabetes Text Message with USC, Burning Prevention in the Latino Community with UCLA Olive View, and Appendectomy vs Antibiotics with UCLA Olive View.