Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road NE. Room 6051
Atlanta, GA 30322
Title Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Hubert Department of Global Health | Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Past Work in Latino/Hispanic Health:
U.S.: In 2012, Dr. Andes was the lead researcher and developer of the Georgia Latino Health Report. In the same year, she developed and chaired the Georgia Latino Health Summit in collaboration with the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia (HHCGA). Dr. Andes is also an HHCGA board member and part of the coalition’s behavioral health working group.
Latin America: Dr. Andes’ most active public health work in Latin America is in Paraguay. In 2005, Dr. Andes began a qualitative project on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Asuncion, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development through an agreement with CDC. That project was published in Spanish in 2009 and English in 2010. In 2009, Dr. Andes received a grant from Higher Education for Development (HED), also funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, to collaborate with the Paraguayan Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) and other universities in Asuncion, to develop their post-graduate curriculum in public health. Since 2010, Dr. Andes has also been working with a community-based organization, Mil Solidarios, which serves disadvantaged youth in the Bañado Sur neighborhood of Asuncion. She has also worked in Colombia and Mexico.
Current Work in Latino/Hispanic Health:
U.S.: Dr. Andes is directing a new partnership with the Ventanillas de Salud program at the Mexican Consulate.
Latin America: Dr. Andes has an active partnership with Mil Solidarios in Asuncion, Paraguay. Each summer, she mentors graduate students in conducting research projects in the Bañado Sur neighborhood. In Mexico, Dr. Andes is working with the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, teaching an intensive course on Qualitative Data Analysis for their summer institute.
Opportunities for Students:
Since 2010, Dr. Andes has advised graduate student research with Mil Solidarios in the Bañado Sur neighborhood of Asuncion. She has mentored GHI teams as well as individual GFE students. Student research topics have varied over the years to include resilience, youth involvement in neighborhoods, intervention piloting, and communication regarding adolescence. Dr. Andes has mentored student projects throughout Latin America, including Haiti, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, and the US/Mexico border.
|Course Title:||Course Offered:||Description|
|GH 555: Proposal Development||Spring; half semester||In this class, Dr. Andes discusses health topics that are of concern to Latino populations.|
|GH 543: Fundamentals of Qualitative Data Analysis||Varies, One-week intensive||In this class, Dr. Andes discusses health topics that are of concern to Latino populations.|
|BSHE 538: Qualitative Research Methods||Varies||In this class, Dr. Andes discusses health topics that are of concern to Latino populations.|
|BSHE 539: Qualitative Data Analysis||Fall||In this class, Dr. Andes discusses health topics that are of concern to Latino populations.|
|United States||Latin America|
|Mexican Consulate of Atlanta||El Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP) in Mexico|
|Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA||Mil Solidarios, Asuncion, Paraguay|
|CETPA, Atlanta, GA||Instituto Nacional de Salud, Asuncion, Paraguay|
|Centro Paraguayo de Estudios de Poblacion (CEPEP)|