Ivette Lopez, PhD, MPH

Deputy Director, Utah AHEC
Ivette Lopez
Email: ivette.lopez@utah.edu

Ivette Amelia López, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Public Health and Deputy Director of the Utah Area Health Education Centers. A native of Puerto Rico, her work centers on the pursuit of health equity for Latinos and other disadvantaged populations through community engagement, education and research. She concentrates on the improved education of all Latinos and the professionals who help them; as well as community based research that combines the social ecological determinants of health, including community in the search for sustainable solutions.  Her work and research have included HIV, STIs, diabetes, heart disease, physical activity, Alzheimer’s, obesity, medical education inequities, public health pedagogy, and the food environment.