Faculty & Staff at TUC

Dr. Hector Eduardo  Velasco

H. Eduardo Velasco

College: COM

Department: Preclinical Education

Title: Associate Dean of PreClinical Education, Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5291

Fax: (707) 638-5930

E-Mail: h.eduardo.velasco@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 213

Dr. Eduardo Velasco received his MD degree from Mexico’s National University (UNAM), his Family Medicine Specialist degree from Mexico’s Technology Institute (IPN), a Master of Science in Health Systems from Mexico’s School of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. He practiced family medicine for 14 years, after which he embraced a career in public health research and medical education. For the past 17 years, he has been an epidemiologist, public health scholar and medical educator. At his former job with Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health/School of Public Health of Mexico, he held leadership positions as Chair of two Departments (Health Policy Analyses and International Health; and Public Health Genomics) as well as Deputy Director for Academic Development. From 2006 to 2011, he was a tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at Morgan State University, where he oversaw the Public Health Master’s and DrPH programs, the Nursing program and the Nutrition program. He has been funded to conduct research on migrant health, health information systems and program evaluation, as well as to conduct research  on screening programs (human papillomavirus and cervical cancer) and genetic epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. He has served as a grant reviewer for HRSA and CDC study sections on public health genomics and as an exam item writer for the National Board of Public Health Examiners and the National Board for Osteopathic Medicine Examiners. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and has taught over 30 one semester courses on research methods, statistical analysis, epidemiology and scientific writing for undergraduate and graduate education. He joined Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2011 as Associate Dean for Preclinical Education and Professor. His responsibilities relate to all academic, managerial and operational activities for the first two years of medical school, including: budgetary planning; follow up of strategic plan and accreditation policies (WASC and COCA); organizing new student Orientation; supervision of the Assistant Dean of Clinical Integration, the Education Support Technician and the Coordinator of the Clinical Skills Lab. Other duties include oversight of preclinical faculty compliance with academic policies and operations. He is responsible for developing and updating the Administrative Handbook and the Student Handbook. He chairs the Student Promotions Committee to follow up on students’ academic performance, retention, remediation and leave of absence. He currently teaches Research Methods, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is a Governing Councilor and Whip for the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.

Current projects: Training high-level Ministry of Health managers in Health Needs Assessment, in collaboration with the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization.

Resilience and Mindfulness Among Medical Students: the Wellness, Academic Accomplishment, Resilience and Mindfulness (WARM) curricular program.    Hector Eduardo Velasco, MD, PhD, Athena Lin, PhD, Teresita Menini, MD, Victor Nuño, DO,     Tami Hendriksz, DO, Ted Wong, PhD, Nathalie Garcia-Russell, PhD, James Binkerd. Accepted for presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine on April 8, 2016, in Washington, DC.

(Updated March 2016)

PhD in Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Track, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2002)

M.Sc. Health Systems (Policy and Planning) Mexico's School of Public Health, National Institute of Public Health (1994)

Specialty. Family Medicine Residency, Mexico's National Politechnological Institute (1990)

MD, Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) (1984)

(GRADUATE) 
Doctoral Research Methods and Dissertation Seminars
Genetic Epidemiology
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Epidemiology
Field Epidemiology, MPH and DrPH
Epidemiologic Surveillance
Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
Seminar in Clinical Research, I, II, III, IV 
Program Planning and Evaluation
Healthcare Quality Assurance

My research interests include Type-2 diabetes mellitus, health inequalities, genetic epidemiology, epidemiologic surveillance, and Human Papillomavirus testing for cervical cancer screening.

June, 2011. P.I. Grant Award, T08HP22559-01-00 for Scholarships For Disadvantaged Students, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

2008-2011. Grant Director: Title III. The Development of the Graduate Programs in Community Health & Policy [Bridge Masters/Doctorate in Public Health]. Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. 

2009. Co-P.I. "A Review of Literature on Type II diabetes mellitus Prevention and Management Interventions for Minority Populations". Funded by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

2008-2011. Co-P.I. “An Update on Mental and Behavioral Health Programs needs and solutions for Insured Minority Populations”. Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. Funded by AETNA, Inc. 

2006-2009. P.I. “The insulin-signaling pathway and type 2 diabetes in lean Mexicans: a candidate gene study” In collaboration with UCSF. Funded by the Mexican Council of Science and Technology. 

2004-2005. Yin Yao, Eduardo Velasco. Co-P.I. “Impact of individual admixture information on genetic association study in childhood obesity in Mexico”. Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

2001-2003. P.I. "Evaluation Of The Effectiveness And Acceptability Of Samples Self-Collected At Home To Detect Human Papillomavirus, Among Mexican Women." Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health. Funded by Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology. 

1995-1996. P.I. "Access to Health Care among Migrant Farmworkers in Guanajuato State. 1995-1996. Designed and conducted a complex survey to study the health conditions and sexually transmitted infections among Mexican migrant mushroom farmworkers in Chester County, PA and Guanajuato State. In collaboration with Pennsylvania Department of Health, Keystone Health Network, CDC and Christopher Newport University. Funded by Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology.

Alcalde-Rabanal JE, Bärnighausen T, Nigenda-López G, Velasco-Mondragón HE, Sosa-Rubí SG. [Human resources needed to implement health prevention and promotion to adults in primary health care]. Salud Publica Mex. 2013 May-Jun;55(3):301-9.

Energy expenditure differs between Black and White Americans: Implications for obesity prevention research.  Amen-Ra NSS, Velasco-Mondragon E, Hossain MB, Bronner Y.Food and Nutrition Sciences 2012;3:914-924

Lazcano-Ponce E, Lorincz AT, Cruz-Valdez A, Salmerón J, Uribe P,Velasco-Mondragón E, Nevarez PH, Acosta RD, Hernández-Avila M. Self-collection ofvaginal specimens for human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer prevention(MARCH): a community-based randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011 Nov26;378(9806):1868-73.

Peart T, Velasco Mondragon HE, Rohm-Young D, Bronner Y, Hossain MB. Weight status in US youth: the role of activity, diet, and sedentary behaviors. Am J Health Behav. 2011 Nov;35(6):756-64. 

Velasco-Mondragon E, Lindong I, Kamangar F. Determinants of anti-hepatitis A antibody seroprevalence in 2- to 19-year-olds in the USA using NHANES 2007-2008. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Mar;140(3):417-25.

Velasco Mondragon E, Hernandez-Avila M, Burguete A, Peart, T, Hsueh W. Diabetes risk assessment in Mexicans and Mexican-Americans: Effects of Parental History of Diabetes are Modified by Adiposity Level. Diabetes Care, 2010 Oct;33(10):2260-5. 

Burguete G Ana I, Cruz L Miguel, Velasco-Mondragón Eduardo, Lopez-Ridaura Ruy, Hernández-Ávila Mauricio, Cortina Bernardo, Gómez Rosa E, Madrid-Marina Vicente. Association Of Gly972Arg Variant Of IRS-1 Gene With Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Non-Overweight Participants Of A National Health Survey In Mexico: A Candidate Gene Study. Metabolism. 2010 Jan;59(1):38-45. 

Ramírez-Zepeda MG, Velasco-Mondragón HE, Ramos C, Peñuelas JE, Maradiaga-Ceceña MA, Murillo-Llanes J, Rivas-Llamas R, Chaín-Castro R. [Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue cases: the experience of a general hospital in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2009 Jan;25(1):16-23. 

Chen L, Velasco-Mondragón HE, Lazcano-Ponce E., Collins A., Shugart YY. Effect of the Peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma 3 gene on BMI in 1,210 school students from Morelos, Mexico. Proceedings of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 2006;11:467-477. 

Perez-Cruz E, Winkler JL, Velasco-Mondragon E, Salmeron-Castro J, Garcia F, Davis-Tsu V, Escandon-Romero C, Hernandez-Avila M. [Screening and follow-up for cervical cancer prevention in rural Mexico using visual inspection] Salud Publica Mex. 2005 Jan-Feb;47(1):39-48. (Corresponding author) 

Wagner FA, Velasco-Mondragon HE, Herrera-Vazquez M, Borges G, Lazcano-Ponce E. Early alcohol or tobacco onset and transition to other drug use among students in the State of Morelos, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2005 Jan 7;77(1):93-6. 

Camargo M. Constanza, Lazcano-Ponce Eduardo, Torres Javier, Velasco-Mondragón Eduardo, Quiterio Manuel, and Correa Pelayo. Determinants of Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in Mexican adolescents. Helicobacter. 2004 Apr;9(2):106-14. 

Herrera-Vazquez M, Wagner FA, Velasco-Mondragon E, Borges G, Lazcano-Ponce E. Onset of alcohol and tobacco use and transition to other drug use among students from Morelos, Mexico. Salud Publica Mex. 2004 Mar-Apr;46(2):132-40. 

Jose Ignacio Rangel Solorio, Martina Perez Rendon, Leonor Rivera, Hector Eduardo Velasco Mondragón, Carlos Hernandez Giron. Prevalence of dysplasia and cervical cancer in women in the State of Queretaro, Mexico, 1999. Ocurrencia de displasias y cáncer cervical en mujeres del Estado de Querétaro, México. Rev Oncol 2003;5(7):381-9. 

Hernandez B, Velasco-Mondragon HE. Encuestas Transversales [Cross-sectional surveys] Salud Publica Mex. 2000 Sep-Oct;42(5):447-55. Review. 

Velasco-Mondragon HE, Martin J, Chacon-Sosa F. Technology evaluation of a USA-Mexico health information system for epidemiological surveillance of Mexican migrant workers. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2000 Mar;7(3):185-92. 

Lazcano-Ponce EC, Rascon-Pacheco RA, Lozano-Ascencio R, Velasco-Mondragon 
HE. Mortality from cervical carcinoma in Mexico: impact of screening, 1980-1990. 
Acta Cytol. 1996 May-Jun;40(3):506-12. 


BOOKS AND CHAPTERS 

Velasco-Mondragón E. Inclusion criteria. Exclusion criteria. (Encyclopedia entries) In: The Encyclopedia of Research. Salkind N, Ed. Sage Publishers. London, 2010. 

Hernandez B, Velasco-Mondragon HE. Chapter VIII, Cross-sectional surveys (Encuestas Transversales). In: Epidemiologia, Diseño y Análisis de Estudios. Editorial Médica Panamericana and National Institute of Public Health, Mexico, 2007. pp 191-212, ISBN 978-968-7988-87-0. 

Eduardo Velasco-Mondragón, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Mauricio Hernández-Avila. The Multi-Dimensional Concept of Health and Disease (Concepto Multidimensional de Salud y Enfermedad.) Chap. 14. In: Human Communication in the Physician-Patient Encounter (En: La Comunicación Humana en la Relación Médico-Paciente.) CONAMED, SSA, Editorial Prado, S.A. de C.V., México, D.F., 2005; revised and expanded, Second edition, 2006. 

Velasco-Mondragon HE. Health Atlas 2003, Atlas de la Salud 2003 (Co-author) INSP. First Ed. 2002, Cuernavaca, México. Available online at http://www.insp.mx/ 

Velasco-Mondragon HE. Technical reviewer and writer. Modulos de Principios de Epidemiologia para el Control de Enfermedades. 2nd Ed. Pan American Health Organization. Washington, DC, 2001. 

Velasco-Mondragón, Eduardo. Collaborator Writer. Last, J.M.: A dictionary of epidemiology. 4th edition. Oxford University Press, New York, 2001. 

PRESENTATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (FROM 2005) 

Curriculum Development: From Entrustable Professional Activities to Milestones and Assessments. Authors: Eduardo Velasco, Juan Carlos Buller, Nathalie Garcia-Russell, Greg Gayer. Presented at the International Association of Medical Science Educators on June 7, 2016, in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Resilience and Mindfulness Among Medical Students: the Wellness, Academic Accomplishment, Resilience and Mindfulness (WARM) curricular program.    Hector Eduardo Velasco, MD, PhD, Athena Lin, PhD, Teresita Menini, MD, Victor Nuño, DO,     Tami Hendriksz, DO, Ted Wong, PhD, Nathalie Garcia-Russell, PhD, James Binkerd. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine on April 8, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Velasco-Mondragón, HE , Cruz-Valdes A. “Epidemiology of HPV 6, 11, 16, 18 antibodies among adults in the United States across six years: NHANES 2005-2010” Presented at the EUROGIN 2015 Congress in Seville, Spain, February 4, 2015.

Velasco-Mondragón, HE , Cruz-Valdes A. “Lack of concordance between oral and cervical HPV infection among adult women in the USA: cross-sectional analysis of NHANES 2009-2010” Oral presentation at the EUROGIN 2013 Congress in Florence, Italy, November 3 – 6, 2013

H. Eduardo Velasco, Michael Clearfield, Glenn Davis. “MCAT scores predict COMLEX level 1 board exam scores and success.”  International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) 17th Annual Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland, June 8-11, 2013

Terry Miller, David Lenihan, Eduardo Velasco, Kenneth Knotts. “The pragmatism of computer-based testing, and best practices for using it.” IAMSE 17th Annual Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland, June 8-11, 2013

Abstract #265776 - A longitudinal analysis of metabolic biomarkers and selected predictors of overall, cancer and CVD mortality in US adults. Eduardo Velasco, Michael Harhay, Mian B. Hossain, Alejandro Gugliucci. Presented at the APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Expo. Oct 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Abstract #263676 - Social Determinants of Health: Is Educational Attainment Associated with Condom Use and Sexual Partnerships in Swaziland? Joy P. Nanda, Romuladus Azuine,  Eduardo Velasco, Nicole Jarrett. Presented at the APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Expo. Oct 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Abstract #265923 - Effects of media exposure in direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, patient demand and patient satisfaction. Marvin Rock, Mian B. Hossain, Andrea Kidd-Taylor, Eduardo Velasco. Presented at the APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Expo. Oct 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Abstract #263524 - Energy expenditure differs between Black and White Americans: Implications for obesity prevention research.  Eduardo Velasco, Nun Amen-Ra, Mian B. Hossain, Yvonne L. Bronner. Presented at the APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Expo. Oct 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Demographic differences in the prevalence of oral HPV in U.S. adults; cross sectional analysis of NHANES 2009-2010, Velasco Eduardo, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce E, Cruz-Valdes A. EUROGIN 2012, Prague (Czech Republic) - July 8-11, 2012

Velasco, E., Peart, T. Obesity Prevention Counseling and Compliance in the U.S. for High Risk Groups. Abstract 250059 presented at APHA 139th Annual Meeting; Tuesday, November 1, 2011. 

H. Eduardo Velasco, MD, MSc, PhD; Tasha Peart, BA, MPH, DrPH, Mian B. Hossain, MSc, PhD. "Demographic and toxic correlates of iron status in US women and children". Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 9, 2010) in Denver, CO. #219830 

H. Eduardo Velasco, MD, MSc, PhD; "Strong Goals and Objectives Setting the State for Data Collection ". Presented at the Association of Schools of Public Health Annual Meeting as part of the CEPH Technical Assistance Sessions (November 6, 2010) in Denver, CO. 

Noonan A, Velasco-Mondragon HE., et al. The Role of New and Emerging Technologies in Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities for the Benefit of All. Special Session. Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 9, 2010) in Denver, CO. #230893 

Velasco E, Noonan A, Fox K, Primm A, Perez L, Sydnor K. "Access to effective behavioral health services for insured minority populations: What works?" Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 8, 2010) in Denver, CO.#218322 

Peart T, Velasco E, Rohm Young D, Bronner Y, Hossain MB. Association between physical activity, diet, television/video viewing, computer use, and weight status among U.S. adolescents (poster). Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 8, 2010) in Denver, CO. #217831 

Lindong I, Velasco E, Noonan A, Sheikhattari P. "Correlates of Hepatitis A in the United States Population Under 20 Years of Age". Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 9, 2010) in Denver, CO. #229220 

Peart T, Velasco E. Socio-Demographic and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among California Adolescents (poster). Presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 10, 2010) in Denver, CO. #233552 

Velasco E, Noonan A, Fox K, Primm A, Perez L, Sydnor K. Improving access to behavioral health services for ethnic minority populations; barriers, strategies and solutions. Presented at Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations, October 21, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. 

Velasco E, Lindong I, Sydnor K, Kamangar F, VanGeest J, Noonan A. "A Review of Literature on Type II diabetes mellitus Prevention and Management Interventions for Minority Populations". Presented at Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. 

Eduardo Velasco, Michael Koban, Gloria Hoffman. "The role of sleep time in weight status, cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus”Presented at the American College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting September 11-14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. 

HE Velasco Mondragon MD MSc PhD, RW Charlton MD, T Peart DrPH, A I Burguete MD PhD, G, Olaiz PhD, M Hernandez Avila PhD and WC Hsueh MPH PhD. Diabetes Risk Assessment in Mexicans and Mexican-Americans: Effects of Parental History of Diabetes Are Modified by Adiposity Level. Presented at the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting ENDO 2010: The 92nd Annual Meeting & Expo. San Diego, CA. June 19-22, 2010. 

Vanessa Geffrard, H. Eduardo Velasco, Farin Kamangar. "Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among U.S. Women: An Analysis of NHANES 2007- 08" Poster presentation at 6th Annual Minority Serving Institution Research Partnership Consortium (MSIRPC) Conference Baltimore, Maryland, April 14-17, 2010. 

Michelle D. Johnson, H. Eduardo Velasco, Nun Amen-Ra, Romey Azuine, and Payam Sheikhattari "Sociodemographic and Health Service Correlates of Self Reported Health Status in the U.S. Population" Poster presentation at 6th Annual Minority Serving Institution Research Partnership Consortium (MSIRPC) Conference Baltimore, Maryland, April 14-17, 2010. 

Allison Pompey, Janet Jinor, Mian. B. Hossain, H. Eduardo Velasco. "Risk Behaviors and School Programs as Correlates of Weapon Carrying Among Middle and High School Students in the US" Poster presentation at 6th Annual Minority Serving Institution Research Partnership Consortium (MSIRPC) Conference Baltimore, Maryland, April 14-17, 2010. 

Jasmine Sligh, Anne Marie O’Keefe, H. Eduardo Velasco. "Nicotine Use and Dental Caries Among U.S. Adults; a Secondary Data Analysis of the U.S. NHANES 2007-2008" Poster presentation at 6th Annual Minority Serving Institution Research Partnership Consortium (MSIRPC) Conference Baltimore, Maryland, April 14-17, 2010. 

H. Eduardo Velasco, MD, MSc, PhD. Forum discussant: Racial Disparities and Health Care Reform. University of Maryland School of Law's Black Law Students Association, October 7, 2009. 

H. Eduardo Velasco, MD, MSc, PhD. Presented the activities conducted as Leader of the APHA Public Health Genomics Forum Subgroup on Gene Environment Interactions. 137th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, November, 2009, Philadelphia. November 2009. 

Oliva P, Velasco-Mondragon E, Lopez-Ridaura R, Tejero ME, Prado-Vazquez R. “La historia familiar de enfermedades crónicas en México: herramienta genómica en salud pública”, (Family history of chronic diseases in Mexico: a public health genomics tool" LXIII Annual Meeting of the Mexican Public Health Society, Oaxaca, Mexico. Received the 1st Place Award. November, 2009. 

Burguete A., Velasco Eduardo. "Variant BLY972ARG of the IRS1 gene is associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus in a representative sample of lean diabetic patients: a candidate gene study" presented at 13 Congreso Nacional de Salud Pública (National Public Health Conference) organized by Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. March 3-6, 2009. 

Velasco Eduardo. Coordinator of Workshop No. 20. “Healthy Lifestyles for Children and Adolescents” at 13 Congreso Nacional de Salud Pública (National Public Health Conference) organized by Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. March 3-6, 2009. 

Morales Rivera Horacio, Velasco Mondragón Eduardo, Sánchez Zamorano Luisa María, Chávez-Ayala Rubén, Wagner Fernando A, Lazcano Ponce Eduardo C. Síntomas depresivos en adolescentes de escuelas públicas y su asociación con el abuso de alcohol. Poster presentation at the 13 Congreso Nacional de Salud Pública (National Public Health Conference) organized by Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. March 6, 2009.

Mian B. Hossain, H. Eduardo Velasco, Shafi Ahmad and Lakaisha Yarber. Role of perceived risk of marijuana use in the relationship between perceived availability and use of marijuana by adolescent aged 12 to 17 in the United States. Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition. October 28, 2008. 

Burguete A., Velasco Eduardo. "Variant BLY972ARG of the IRS1 gene is associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus in a representative sample of lean diabetic patients: a candidate gene study" presented at the XIII Latin American Conference on Diabetes Prevention in Havana, Cuba. Award to best research work. November 12, 2007. 

Velasco-Mondragón E. Servicing Those who Serve: Perspectives on Health and Safety for Undocumented Workers. Migrant and Immigrant Health in Rural Pennsylvania; Sowing the Seeds for a Healthy Community. 2007 Annual Migrant and Immigrant Health Conference, Gettysburg, PA. Keynote Speaker. March 27-28, 2007. 

Velasco-Mondragón E. “Implications of the advancements in the genomic sciences for public health practice and education.” I Congreso de las Américas, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Zaragoza, National University of Mexico. Presenter. February 6, 2006. 

Velasco-Mondragón E. Transgenic Foods and Health, XIV Foro Nacional de Investigación en Salud, Merida, Yucatán, México. Presenter and discussion panelist. November 14-8, 2005 

Velasco-Mondragón E. Abstract 117259"Breast cancer mortality in Mexico, 1980-2002" Poster presentation in the 133rd Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. December 12, 2005 

Velasco-Mondragón E. “Defining genomic medicine competencies for medical education”. II Congress of Clinical Genetics. Morelos State University, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Presenter. July 22, 2005. 

Velasco-Mondragón E. “The challenges of genomic medicine for public health”. XI Congress of Public Health Research. National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Presenter. March 3, 2005.

Guest Professor: Online Research Seminars I and II for the Doctor of Public Health Program, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Member of the American Public Health Association

Mexico's National Institute of Public Health/School of Public Health

Member of the American College of Epidemiology

Member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators

Governing Council Member, American Public Health Association, Epidemiology Section

08/2009. Best Research Paper Award for the work "Family history of chronic disease; a public health tool". "La historia familiar de Enfermedades crónicas en México: herramienta genómica en salud pública ". Presented at the LXIII Annual Meeting of the Public Health Mexican Society. November 16 - 21, 2009, Oaxaca, Mexico (Coauthor). 

05/2009. Recipient of the Star of Appreciation Award, MSU SCHP, Baltimore, MD. 

11/14//2008. Elected member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Omega Society. 

11/2007. Best Research Work Award for research group of the project "Variant BLY972ARG of the IRS1 gene is associated with Type-2 diabetes mellitus in a representative sample of lean diabetic patients: a candidate gene study". Presented at the XIII Latin American Conference on Diabetes Prevention in Havana, Cuba, on November 12, 2007 (Co-author). 

May 2007. Annual Award to Curriculum Committee for developing the new curriculum and public health competencies for the DrPH program at Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. 

2000-2001. Grantee of ANUIES-SUPERA Scholars Program, Mexico. 

1996-1999. Kellogg Fellow. Ph.D. Program in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD., USA. 

1995. Honors Award. Master of Science in Health Systems, School of Public Health of Mexico. 

1988. Grantee, Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology, (CONACyT), to obtain the degree of Specialist in Family Medicine. 

1992. Grantee, Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology, (CONACyT), to obtain the Master of Science in Health Systems, School of Public Health of Mexico. 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PANELS 

2010-2011. Co-Chair of the APHA Public Health Genomics Forum. 

2009-10. Chair of the APHA Public Health Genomics Forum Special Projects Committee and Section on Gene Environment Interactions. 

2009. Scientific Reviewer, Program Announcement Number CD09-001, Translating Research to Protect Health through Health Promotion, Prevention, and Preparedness (Panel D), Office of Public Health Research, Office of the Chief Science Officer, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), convened in Atlanta, Georgia on July 21-22, 2009. 

July 2008. Scientific Reviewer: Objective Review Panel for grant GD08-801 Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (GAPP): Translation Programs in Education, Surveillance, and Policy. Centers For Disease Control And Prevention; Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Office on Public Health Genomics. 

May-Aug 2008. Member of the ASPH DrPH Competency Critical Analysis Workgroup 

2006-2008. National Board of Public Health Examiners. Liaison and member of the 2007 and 2008 Item-Writing Committee. 

2007-2010. Member of the American College of Epidemiology. 

1992, 1994, 2007. Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. 

2004-2006. Member of the Mexican Society of Genomic Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico.

Employer Title From - To
Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Dean for PreClinical Education. Professor June 2011 -
Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Tenured Professor August 2006 - May 2011
Mexico's National Institute of Public Health (INSP) Deputy Director, Academic Development and Extension, Professor/Researcher 1991-2006
Last Updated: 11/16/16