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Yvette Castañeda, MPH, PhD

GLHW Council Member


Yvette holds a Ph.D degree from the Kinesiology and Community Health program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is a qualitative methodology specialist and a community-engaged researcher with 10 years of experience in community-based participatory research. She has worked on various research projects including geriatric health, chronic disease, precarious employment, bladder health, and immigration.  Yvette has mentored university-level students and has taught Kinesiology courses at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.