The Latin@ Research Group was established with the following goals:
1) Increase Latin@ resident engagement in research carried out by research institutions
2) Mentor and support bilingual Latin@s to become researchers
3) Increase the amount and relevance of research being conducted with Latin@s and on Latin@ issues.
More broadly, the Latin@ Research Group aims to address racial inequity in research by advocating for increased representation of Latin@s and their families in research conducted by universities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Additionally, the Latin@ Research Group also aims to address gender inequity in higher education by supporting local initiatives that strengthen the educational pipeline for Latin@ students to pursue health related professions. The Latin@ Research Group also provides advisory services to the MLHC ATs on research methodology and evaluation.
The Latin@ Research Group is led by researchers and evaluators located in the Greater Milwaukee Area which include:
Michelle Corbett- Center for Urban Population Health (Evaluator)
Dina Garcia- Medical College of Wisconsin (Epidemiologist & Doctoral Candidate in Public & Community Health)
Leticia Vallejo- Marquette University (Doctoral Candidate in Psychology)