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Kelly Palmer, MHS, CCRP

Kelly PalmerKelly Palmer, MHS, CCRP, is the administrator for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Border Health Disparities. Working under the direction of David Marrero, PhD, she is seeking to reduce the burden of health disparities, particularly diabetes, in the U.S.-Mexico border region. She also is a third-year doctoral student in the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health’s Health Behavior Health Promotion Sciences Program, training in health disparities/health equity research with a focus on community engagement and culture to prevent/manage chronic disease among minority/vulnerable populations. She also is a member of the UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Health Outreach Program; a board member of the Coalition for African American Health and Wellness; a member of the Healthy Pima Together to End Diabetes Workgroup; and a member of the Arizona Diabetes Coalition.

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