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Marlene Camacho-Rivera is a Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recipient

Marlene Camacho Rivera, a Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recipient
Marlene Camacho Rivera, a Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recipient.

Marlene Camacho-Rivera, assistant professor, CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, focuses her research on improving chronic disease self-management in the areas of asthma and cancer within urban minority communities. As a Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recipient, Camacho-Rivera will continue her research in those areas receiving recognition for her contributions to underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities in medicine.

Given by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the fellowship recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated leadership in the United States in addressing inequities in medical education and health care; has demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities; and is committed to a career in academic medicine.

Camacho-Rivera’s asthma research includes the development, implementation and evaluation of mobile health technologies and wearable devices to improve asthma education and medication adherence among minority adolescents and adults with asthma. She is also a co-investigator on the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick Cancer Health Impact Program.

As the course director of sociomedical sciences, Camacho-Rivera teaches minority health and health equity topics through an assets-based framework. She serves as an investigator and faculty mentor within The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity program, and she is currently evaluating the integration of social determinants of health topics within the medical curriculum and serves as the chapter representative within the Social Medicine Consortium’s Campaign Against Racism.

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